Coastal Cleanup Day 2016

Saturday, September 17th, 9am-12noon

Press Release 9/17/2016

View this year's results

Did you volunteer for Coastal Cleanup Day? Help ECOSLO & California Coastal Commission improve next year's cleanup.

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View photos from Coastal Cleanup Day 2016. Thank you everyone who came out to support the effort!

Photos from CCD 2016


Data Cards will be provided to volunteers, but to ensure we have enough supplies we invite you to print your own!  Volunteers are asked to tally data so we can submit this to an international debris report put together by Ocean Conservancy each year.  This also helps us look at top items for SLO County and notice any trends or changes for our area.


Participate in Coastal Cleanup Day


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.)


Download this year’s flyer to help bring volunteers out for the cleanup!


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.



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.



City of Pismo BeachCity of Pismo Beach
760 Mattie Rd.
Pismo Beach, CA
(805) 773-4657


Water Systems Consulting, Inc.Water Systems Consulting, Inc. 
3765 S Higuera St. #102
San Luis Obispo, CA
________________________________________(805) 457-8833

Central Coast FamilyCentral Coast Family
PO Box 6424
Los Osos, CA
(805) 528-0440



High Street Deli
350 High St.
San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 541-4738


Journal Plus
654 Osos Street
__________________________San Luis Obispo, CA
__________________________(805) 546-0609


Louisa’s Place
964 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 541-0227



martinresorts 2411 Price St.
Pismo Beach, CA
(805) 773-2411


City of Morro Bay595 Harbor Street
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-6200




899 Pacific St.
San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 543-8900


The_Tribune3825 S. Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
(805) 781-7800


master_logo1119 Los Olivos Ave.
Los Osos, CA 93402
(805) 528-7888



892 Foothill Blvd #5a
San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 788-0619


New Times

1010 Marsh St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 546-8208



black_cat_bistro_logoMBNEP_shorter_blueBrown Butter Cookie CompanySLO County IWMA

splashcafe  Los Osos Community Services District


KCBX-FM-Logo(2016) (1)lincoln deli logo final2_Page_1-2avilaBay  Robin's Restaurant


Moonstone Landing
Soto’s True Earth Market


Big Sky Cafe
Farmer’s Kites Surryes & More
Sunshine Health Foods

TSG Landscape Management

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!