Beach and Coastal Cleanups

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Join over 60,000 Californians as we come together to clean up our state's beaches and waterways


Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 20th, from 9am - noon! 

Come celebrate the 30th Anniversary of California Coastal Cleanup Day with a beach and coastline cleanup. Aquarium of the Bay will hold our annual beach cleanup at Aquatic Park near Fisherman's Wharf. We’re also serving as San Francisco county’s co-coordinator, working with a number of our partners to link willing volunteers to cleanup sites on the Bay side of the city that need a pick-me-up.  

Problematic trash such as cigarette butts, plastics, derelict fishing gear, and more end up on the beaches and quickly make their way into the ocean where it endangers the animals living there. You can help keep our beaches and oceans healthy by signing up to volunteer for California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Below is the map showing Aquatic Park and Bayside sites for Coastal Cleanup Day.  More help is needed at sites on the East Side of SF.



Join us for Coastal Cleanup Day 2014! 




We are proud to partner with many organizations and volunteers who make possible this California Coastal Commission event in San Francisco, including:

Golden Gate Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, Recology, the Port of San Francisco, SF Environment, Baykeeper, Ben&Jerry’s Core Tour 2014, Chinook Book, the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park, Fairmont Hotel, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Green Trust SF, Hilton Hotel, Kayaks Unlimited, Literacy for Environmental Justice, Schools of the Sacred Heart, Sea Scavenger Conservancy, SF Department of Public Works, SF Maritime National Historical Park, Public Utilities Commission, and SF Recreation and Park Department.


San Francisco wide stats for 2013:

San Francisco Totals
2069 vols (59% 2012)
12,600 lbs (127% 2012)
In SF, 50% (6,300 lbs) of all debris diverted from landfill thanks to Recology

San Francisco West
1,670 vols (80% total)
5,420 lbs (43% total)
50% recycled

San Francisco East
399 vols (20% total)
7180 lbs (57% total) *does not include East side green waste box
50% recycled