California Coastal Cleanup Day
takes place every year on the third Saturday in September. Associated with Coastal Cleanup Day
is COASTWEEKS, an annual three-week celebration of our coastal and water
resources, which includes activities such as nature walks, festivals, restoration
events, and more. Teachers can do cleanups and associated data collection on their
school grounds through the Schoolyard Cleanup Program.
The Boating Clean
& Green Program is an education and outreach program that promotes
environmentally sound boating practices to marine business and boaters in
California. The program is conducted by the California State Parks Division of
Boating and Waterways and the California Coastal Commission.
The Coastal Commission's Community-Based Restoration and Education Program includes an
extensive volunteer restoration program at Upper Newport Bay, a guidebook to community
restoration, and a high school activity guide on wetlands.
The WHALE TAIL® Grants
program distributes funds from sales of the WHALE TAIL®
License Plate. The WHALE TAIL® Grants support programs that teach California’s children
and the general public to value and take responsibility for the health of the state’s marine and coastal
Visit our Resources page for more ways that the California Coastal Commission helps to
educate the public.