5 Ways to Make Trash Extinct at The California Coastal Cleanup

California Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, September 17! All are welcome to take part in California’s largest volunteer event! Come together to celebrate and share in the appreciation of California’s fabulous coast and waterways. Here are 5 awesome ways families can have fun and make a difference.

1. Paddle For Free While You Pick Up Trash!

Join 101 Sports in San Rafael for a free Kayak or SUP rental if you pick up trash while you paddle on California Coastal Cleanup! Plastic bags, coffee cups and other litter get carried off city streets, into storm drains and eventually into San Rafael Creek. Help remove trash from the area which provides habitat for birds and other wildlife.

YOU MUST CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE – LIMITED SPACE - @ 415-524-8492

They provide: Kayak/paddle board, life preservers, bags, gloves

What to bring:  Clothing and shoes appropriate for water-based activity, plus a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and hat.

Please email david@101surfsports.com or call 415-524-8492 to reserve your spot.


2. Family Friendly Projects With Marin County Parks

Marin County Parks will be picking up litter and recyclables at a variety of locations including the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway, McInnis Park, McNears Beach Park, Hal Brown Park at Creekside, Kent Island, and Aramburu Island.

They provide: Bags and gloves but you can help reduce waste by bringing a bucket or reusable bag and reusable gloves with you for the Cleanup. 

What to bring:  Clothing and close toed shoes, plus a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and hat. 

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Kirk Schroeder at KSchroeder@marincounty.org or (415) 763-2977.


3. Cleanup Projects Organized By The Bay Model

Volunteers needed to help at over 50 clean-up sites in Marin County organized by the Bay Model.  It’s easy, and very rewarding, to participate. BBQ immediately following the event at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito (Noon – 2:00 pm), sponsored by the Sausalito Lions Club and the Bay Model Alliance. Door Prizes and fun!

They provide: Bags and gloves but you can help reduce waste by bringing a bucket or reusable bag and reusable gloves with you. 

What to bring:  Clothing and close toed shoes, plus a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and hat. Print out the Waiver form in English or Spanish and bring it with you to the cleanup site of your choice.

Please Call or email Joanne Jarvis (415) 289-3027 to reserve your spot.


4. Lend A Hand With The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy 

Pitch in for California Coastal Cleanup Day throughout the Golden Gate National Parks and beyond! Cleanup and restoration activities will be happening in San Francisco, Marin, and Pacifica. Together we can keep our parks, neighborhoods, and shorelines clean, safe, and healthy for everyone.

They provide: Bags and gloves but you can help reduce waste by bringing a bucket or reusable bag and reusable gloves with you. 

What to bring:  Clothing and close toed shoes, plus a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and hat. Youth Volunteers (18 and under) - Bring a parent signed waiver: English waiver (PDF) | Spanish waiver (PDF). Register directly on their website.


5. Become A Coastal Hero With Aquarium of the Bay

Aquarium of the Bay is excited to continue the tradition of partnering with SF Maritime National Historical Park and Shark Stewards to celebrate Coastal Cleanup Day. Support a trash-free Bay!

They provide: Bags and gloves but you can help reduce waste by bringing a bucket or reusable bag and reusable gloves with you for the Cleanup. 

What to bring:  Clothing and close toed shoes, plus a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and hat. Youth Volunteers (18 and under) bring a parent signed waiver: English waiver (PDF) | Spanish waiver (PDF). Register directly on their website.


Mark your calendar Now for future days of Volunteer service

2016

  • Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 17
  • Family Volunteer Day, Saturday, November 19

2017

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Monday, January 16
  • Earth Day, Saturday, April 22
  • Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 16
  • Family Volunteer Day, Saturday, November 18