Coastal Cleanup Day

Coastal Cleanup Day 2018 is Saturday, September 15

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Become a Coastal Cleanup Day Sponsor today!

Sponsor Coastal Cleanup Day

Your sponsorship supports ECOSLO in making this event a cleanup success!  Advertising, volunteer recruitment, and community engagement are expanded with your support.

Sponsorship Packet

Download this year’s sponsorship packet and application:

CCD 2018 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!

2018 Cleanup Locations

Waiver, Data Card & Posters


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.


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.


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.  Download the Data Card



Download or share online to help spread the word about Coastal Cleanup Day this year!


If not, please click here to sign up to volunteer at one of 35 locations in SLO County!  Or email to learn more about volunteering, especially if you have a large group you’d like to signup.

Please note: The link above will redirect you to an Eventbrite form to sign up for Coastal Cleanup Day. Your Eventbrite “free ticket” is your RSVP. You do not need to print this ticket. Thanks!



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 1,300 volunteers removed 6,400 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-three 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. 

View photos from last year's Coastal Cleanup Day!

Click here to view pictures


Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors of SLO County Coastal Cleanup Day



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




1772 Calle Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
________________________________(805) 541-6666



Water Systems Consulting, Inc.Water Systems Consulting, Inc.
805 Aerovista Way, Suite 201
San Luis Obispo
________________________________________(805) 457-8833

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


High Street Deli
350 High St.
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
(805) 541-4738



Louisa’s Place
964 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 541-0227


Cali-Kart Logo

Save Earth, Go Bagless!
(805) 478-5656


Shoreline Inn Logo

Shoreline Inn
1 N. Ocean Ave
Cayucos, CA 93430
(805) 995-3681


All Good
PO Box 203
Morro Bay 93443
(805) 528-4000



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


gowesty_logo1119 Los Olivos Ave
Los Osos, CA 93402
(805) 528-7888




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


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




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


New Times

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



SLO County IWMAsplashcafe     Los Osos Community Services District




KCBX-FM-Logo(2016) (1) Schooners_logo Robin's Restaurant


Poor Richard’s Press
Sunshine Health Foods


Cutruzzola Vineyards

Little Sur Inn
SLO Natural Foods Co-op
TSG Landscape Management