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Volunteer for the Coast

There are many ways to help our coast and ocean. Volunteering is a great way to directly get involved.

Photo © Patricia Franco
Junior Lifeguards, East Beach, Santa Barbara
Photo © Patricia Franco

  • Every year thousands of people come together to clean up California’s beaches on Coastal Cleanup Day. You, too, can participate in this great event!

  • Adopt-A-Beach® and help keep it clean year-round! Join our Adopt-A-Beach® program.

  • Become a Coastal Steward by pledging to take specific actions to protect our coast and ocean.

  • Become a Dockwalker and educate boaters on clean and green boating practices.

  • Help restore coastal habitat with the Coastal Commission's Community-Based Habitat Restoration Program at Upper Newport Bay in Orange County.

  • Become an oil spill response volunteer.

  • Visit our Creeks to Coast Directory to learn about other marine, coastal, and watershed organizations in your area, many of which have volunteer opportunities.

  • We have compiled a list of web-based coastal events calendars. Find out what local coastal events are occurring in your area.