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Coastal Clean-Up Day

May 14th, 4:10 am


Join the County and Explore Ecology for the annual Coastal Clean-Up Day’s. Stay tuned for the 2021 dates!

What to Bring

Just like any clean-up event, it’s a good idea to wear closed-toed shoes, bring your own reusable water bottle, and wear sunscreen and other sun protection like hats or sunglasses. Go the extra mile and BYO-BOB (see below)!


We encourage you to Bring Your Own Bag Or Bucket. Reusable gloves are welcome too.

Volunteer efforts last year saved over 500 bags, which were used for other clean-ups throughout the year. The less trash we generate for the event, the better it is for the environment. Read more about the effort on the Coastal Commission’s website.

Do we need to bring our own supplies?

No, but it is highly encouraged. While we want to have the cleanest and greenest clean-up possible, we’ll provide recycling and trash bags, gloves, and data cards for volunteers. However, don’t be surprised if you only get one bag or one glove! After all, our primary goal is to reduce…and then reuse and recycle.

Age Requirements and Youth Volunteers

We welcome all ages at Coastal Cleanup Day. Most of our sites are appropriate for children, but if you see a location that requires lots of walking, make sure your kids can handle it. We also require a responsible adult to sign for any child under 18.

Community Service Credits

Beach captains have been authorized to sign your community service paperwork. Bring the appropriate forms and come help us out!


If you have any questions about this year’s event, please send an e-mail to Explore Ecology.

Thank you, and we’ll see you at the beach!