Coastal Cleanup Day 2016

Saturday, September 17th, 9am-12noon

Sign up today to Volunteer for Coastal Cleanup Day 2016

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ECOSLO on Saturday, September 17 to make this community cleanup day a success!

Click here to sign up!


Walk down any beach and you will find marine debris, defined as “any manufactured or processed solid waste material that enters the marine environment from any source.”  Marine debris impacts human health and safety, endangers wildlife and aquatic habitats, and costs local and national economies millions in wasted resources and lost revenues.

Most of the debris (80%) is due to land-based sources, like litter (from pedestrians, motorists, beach visitors), industrial discharges (in the form of plastic pellets and powders), and garbage management (ill-fitting trash can lids, etc).  Some marine debris comes from ocean going ships and boats.

Beaches in California attract millions of visits each year, most during the summer.  Thus, we focus our efforts on cleanup at the end of each summer.


The annual Coastal Cleanup Day event engages volunteers from our community to clean up trash and debris.  Every year since 1986, we coordinate beach cleanups from San Simeon Point to Oso Flaco Lake. Even though Central Coast beaches are cleaner than some, last year we removed nearly 5,500 pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches and creeks.

In California, Coastal Cleanup Day holds the distinction of drawing the most participation of any volunteer event over its thirty year history.  As County Coordinator, ECOSLO works with the California Coastal Commission to bring out our community in the campaign for healthy coasts, shorelines, and oceans.  Last year, over 900 volunteers removed trash and recyclables from 30 locations throughout San Luis Obispo County.

2016 Beach Cleanup Sites

Sign up to volunteer at one of the sites listed below:


  1. Hearst State Beach / San Simeon Cove
  2. San Simeon, Pico Creek
  3. San Simeon Campground
  4. Moonstone Beach – Cambria
  5. Fiscalini Preserve
  6. Estero Bluffs
  7. Cayucos Pier
  8. 24th Street – Cayucos
  9. Morro Stranc Dog Beach (Toro Creek)
  10. Morro Strand North/State Beach Campground
  11. Morro Strand South/HWY 41
  12. Morro Rock/Harbor
  13. Morro Bay Sandspit – North (**MUST RSVP for this cleanup***)
  14. Morro Bay Sandspit – Central (**MUST RSVP for this cleanup***)
  15. Morro Bay Embarcadero
  16. Baywood Pier / Paradise Point (kayak or canoe at this location!)
  17. Montana de Oro: Sandspit (FULL: Volunteers not needed)
  18. Montana de Oro: Spooners Cove
  19. Santa Margarita Lake County Park
  20. Avila Beach
  21. Olde Port Beach (Avila)
  22. Pirates Cove (Avila)
  23. Shell Beach
  24. Pismo Beach Pier
  25. Pismo Beach at Sea Venture
  26. Grover SE End / Grand Ave / HWY 1
  27. Oceano Dunes
  28. Arroyo Grande Creek
  29. Lopez Lake County Park
  30. Oso Flaco Lake (FULL: Volunteers not needed)

Participate in the 2016 Coastal Cleanup Event

Click here to sign up to volunteer at one of 30 locations in SLO County!  Or email to learn more about volunteering. (Please note: The link will redirect you to a Google Form to sign up for Coastal Clean up Day.  Thank you!)


Please download, fill out and bring with you to Coastal Cleanup Day.  We will have some on-hand but it’s helpful (and saves time!) if you can fill out a waiver beforehand and bring it with you.



Dolphin Sponsors

City of Pismo BeachBHE Renewables





Sea Turtle Sponsors

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Central Coast Family

Angel Fish Sponsors








Pelican Sponsors










Sea Star Sponsors

Los Osos Community Services DistrictMBNEP_shorter_blueSLO County IWMA

Brown Butter Cookie Company

Robin's Restaurant



Oyster Sponsors

Moonstone Landing

Soto’s True Earth Market


Farmer’s Kites Surryes & More

Big Sky Cafe

Sunshine Health Foods


Become a Coastal Cleanup Day Sponsor today!

Sponsor Coastal Cleanup Day

Your sponsorship supports ECOSLO’s community efforts to make this event a success!  Our efforts in advertising, volunteer recruitment, and community engagement are expanded with your support.  Thank you in advance for your Sponsorship!

Sponsorship Packet

Download this year’s sponsorship packet and application:

CCD 2016 Sponsorship Packet


Online Sponsorship Form

You may also fill out the application online.  

Thank you for your consideration in sponsorship of this great, community event!