09/21/2019 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM PT


2019 Coastal Cleanup Day


  • Free



Thank you once again for signing up for the 35th Annual Coastal Cleanup day: Saturday September 21st, 9-12 noon. 

Your Site Captain will meet you in the parking area for the beach you signed up for and will be on site at 8:30.  Please check in with your captain before 9:00 a.m. and before you go on the Beach. 

Your safety is our ultimate concern. On the day of Coastal Clean-up, you will check in with your site captain who will take you through a brief safety talk, collect your signed liability release form, and provide you with supplies & instructions  before you set foot on the beach.  

Please remember the following important safety and helpful tips: 


Stay on Dry Sand at all times 

Never turn your back on the  Ocean 

Do not pick up medical waste-inform your captain of its location 

Wear closed toe shoes 

Dress in Layers 

Bring a reusable water bottle 

Bring work/gardening gloves (we will provide latex gloves) 

Sign the release form

Bring a snack 

Bring Sun Protection 

Bring a bucket/container to collect trash (Coastwalk will have some buckets to share and will distribute reusable/washable collector backpacks for the first 25 to arrive at their clean-up site that morning )   

All volunteers are asked to bring their collected debris to their beach captain to be be weighed and sorted.
Thank you for your incredible generosity in donating your time to cleaning up our beautiful coastline and being a part of the solution to the impacts of marine debris to our coastal wildlife. Please feel free to call the Coastwalk office with question 707-829-6689 or email 


Participating in the Coastal Cleanup tends to jumpstart me. Gets me pumped up to keep going, keep cleaning, keep being a steward for the environment.” Coastal Cleanup Volunteer

Coastwalk has been chosen by the California Coastal Commission as Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator for  Sonoma County’s coast and inland waterways.  Join us in our effort to steward the Sonoma Coast and sign-up to volunteer to help remove marine debris from our beaches and tributaries on September 21st from 9 am. to 12 noon.  This cleanup, the state’s largest volunteer event is about Californians who value and want to help preserve our natural resources.

On this one day each year, Californians across every age, race, gender, and geographic location perform an incredible service by cleaning the places where we live, work, and play after a long summer of recreation. Last year coordinators and captains at more than 1,000 sites welcomed 63,500 volunteers who effective removal of 800,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California’s coast and inland waterways – without you this event could not exist. The awareness and accountability fostered at the cleanup helps reduce and prevent pollution everywhere. Litter travels from streets to storm drains, from creeks to rivers, and eventually reaches the sea. California Coastal Cleanup Day is there at every stop along that route to pick it up and make sure that no harm comes to wildlife from the trash that we create.

If possible, please bring your own bucket or container. The first 25 people to arrive at each beach location will receive a reusable/washable drawstring backpack for carrying debris. Please bring a reusable water bottle and sturdy protective gloves! Dress for coastal weather-wear layers, closed toe shoes, & sun protection. 

Large groups (8 or more) must contact the Coastwalk office at 707-829-6689 or email Connie White at for registration instructions.