Coastal Cleanup Day
Coastal Cleanup Day 2018 is Saturday, September 15
Many cleanup locations have reached capacity for pre-registration. The reason that we have capacity for our cleanup sites is we have limited supplies for volunteers. If you are able to bring your own supplies (bucket/bag, gloves, waiver, etc.) to the sites that are already full that would be a great help. Otherwise, we suggest heading out to another site to fill up the volunteer spots there. Thank you for understanding!
Thank you for volunteering to cleanup our waterways and coastline at this year’s Coastal Cleanup Day!
2018 Cleanup Locations
- Elephant Seal Viewing Area
- San Simeon Cove / Hearst State Beach
- San Simeon, Pico Beach & Creek
- San Simeon Campground
- Moonstone Beach / Santa Rosa Creek
- Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
- Estero Bluffs
- Cayucos Pier
- Cayucos at 24th St. / Morro Strand State Beach parking lot
- Morro Strand Dog Beach / Toro Creek
- Morro Strand North / State Beach Campground
- Morro Strand South at HWY 41
- Morro Rock
- Morro Bay Sandspit – North (**MUST RSVP for this cleanup***)
- Morro Bay Sandspit – Central (**MUST RSVP for this cleanup***)
- Morro Bay Embarcadero, Centennial Park
- Baywood Pier / Paradise Point kayak or canoe at this location!
- Montana de Oro, Sandspit
- Montana de Oro, Spooner’s Cove
- West Cuesta Ridge Trailhead
- Santa Margarita Lake FREE County Park access!
- Sinsheimer Park (SLO)
- Avila Beach (meet at Central Coast Aquarium)
- Avila, Fisherman’s Beach / Olde Port Beach
- Bob Jones Trail (meet at Avila Pier)
- Pirate’s Cove / Cave Landing
- Shell Beach
- Pismo Pier
- Pismo Beach at Ocean View Ave
30. Grover Beach at Grand Ave
31. Lopez Lake FREE County Park access!
32. Arroyo Grande Creek (meet at Central Coast Salmon Enhancement office)
33. Oceano Dunes at Pier Ave
34. Oceano Lagoon
35. Arroyo Grande Creek (at 22nd St. & River Ave, Oceano)
36. Oso Flaco Lake
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.
- Individual Form (English)
- Individual Form (Spanish)
- Additional Signatures Form (English) – For families and groups
- Additional Signatures Form (Spanish) – For families and groups
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
Artwork donated by California Artist Matt Beard: mattbeardart.com
Download or share online to help spread the word about Coastal Cleanup Day this year!
HAVE YOU SIGNED UP TO VOLUNTEER?
If not, please click here to sign up to volunteer at one of 35 locations in SLO County! Or email email@example.com 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!
Coastal Cleanup Day After-Party: Saturday September 15 from Noon-3pm
Join ECOSLO after our biggest volunteer day of the year – Coastal Cleanup Day! ECOSLO hosts 35 cleanups throughout SLO County; from parks, to creeks, to beaches, to lakes… but the fun won’t stop there!
After the morning of Coastal Cleanup Day, we’ll be at 7Sisters Brewing Co. in SLO celebrating all of our dedicated volunteers, amazing sponsors, and awesome supporters. Join us from 12noon-3pm for snacks, happy hour pricing, connecting with the ECOSLO community, and live music from Carbon City Lights! All ages are welcome to attend.
7 Sisters Brewing is located off of Tank Farm Rd. in SLO, at the corner of Long St. and Cross St. Click here for directions.
Thank you to our 2018 Coastal Cleanup Day Sponsors
SEA TURTLE SPONSORS
ANGEL FISH SPONSORS
SEA STAR SPONSORS
Little Sur Inn
County of San Luis Obispo, Tobacco Control Program
Sunshine Health Foods
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.
Download this year’s sponsorship packet and application: