Coastal Cleanup Day
Coastal Cleanup Day 2018 is Saturday, September 15
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:
2018 Cleanup Locations
- Hearst State Beach / San Simeon Cove
- San Simeon, Pico Beach access
- San Simeon Campground
- Moonstone Beach / Santa Rosa Creek / Shamel Park
- Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
- Estero Bluffs
- Cayucos Pier
- 24th Street – Cayucos
- Morro Strand Dog Beach (Toro Creek)
- Morro Strand North/State Beach Campground
- Morro Strand South/HWY 41
- Morro Rock/Harbor
- Morro Bay Sandspit – North (**MUST RSVP for this cleanup***)
- Morro Bay Sandspit – Central (**MUST RSVP for this cleanup***)
- Tidelands Park / Morro Bay Embarcadero
- Baywood Pier / Paradise Point: kayak or canoe at this location!
- Montana de Oro: Sandspit
- Montana de Oro: Spooners Cove
- West Cuesta Ridge Trailhead, Santa Margarita
- Santa Margarita Lake County Park: FREE park access after the cleanup!
- Avila Beach
- Olde Port Beach (Avila Beach)
- Pirates Cove/Cave Landing (Avila Beach)
- Shell Beach
- Pismo Beach Pier
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
COMING IN AUGUST!
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!
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors of SLO County Coastal Cleanup Day
SEA TURTLE SPONSORS
Water Systems Consulting, Inc.
805 Aerovista Way, Suite 201
San Luis Obispo
Central Coast Family
PO Box 6424
ANGEL FISH SPONSORS
High Street Deli
350 High St.
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
964 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Save Earth, Go Bagless!
1 N. Ocean Ave
Cayucos, CA 93430
SEA STAR SPONSORS
Poor Richard’s Press
Sunshine Health Foods
Little Sur Inn
SLO Natural Foods Co-op
TSG Landscape Management