Beach and Coastal Cleanups

This year’s California Coastal Cleanup Day is coming up on Saturday September 17, 2016! How will you support a trash-free Bay?

  1. Please join us on Wednesday, August 17 at the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park for an interactive community workshop to learn more about how we and other coastal heroes are working to keep our Bay trash-free. Participants will discuss and brainstorm ways to build on existing initiatives and broaden the community supporting a healthy San Francisco Bay. For more information and to register for the workshop: click here.
  2. Save the Date for Saturday, September 17. Multiple cleanups will take place around the San Francisco Bay Area. We are working on site registrations, which will soon be accessible here. In the meantime, you can visit the CA Coastal Commission website to learn more. 
We love working with you and other dedicated volunteers to pick up everyday items like straws, wrappers, cigarette butts, and other plastic trash from harming our ecosystem. Cleanups are one important part of the solution to marine debris, but there are other actions you can take too. Reducing the amount of trash we generate is the ultimate solution, so using your reusable bags, bottles, and mugs are excellent daily habits to maintain. You can also avoid plastic straws and utensils; and look for products that minimize packaging waste. Kudos if you are already developing these habits!

Thank you again for being a coastal hero and helping to keep trash out of San Francisco Bay. We hope to see you again at a future coastal cleanup!

Check out some photos from our recent World Oceans Day cleanup. 


Other Bay Area beach and shoreline cleanup opportunities:
EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park
Surfrider SF Chapter
Sea Scavenger Conservancy
Golden Gate Parks Conservancy



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