Creeks to Coast Cleanup
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors
Coastline Cleaning Company
SLO Natural Foods Co-op
Soto’s True Earth Market
Become a Creeks to Coast Cleanup Sponsor today!
Sponsor Creeks to Coast Cleanup
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:
- Elephant Seal Viewing Point
- San Simeon Cove / Hearst State Beach
- San Simeon, Pico Beach & Creek
- San Simeon Campground
- Moonstone Beach / Santa Rosa Creek
- Fiscalini Ranch Preserve / Santa Rosa Creek
- Paso Robles Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Paso Robles, Centennial Creek Park
- Paso Robles, Larry Moore Park
- Templeton Community Services District
- Atascadero Water Yard
- Estero Bluffs State Beach
- Cayucos Pier
- Cayucos at 24th Street / Morro Strand State Beach Day Use Area
- Morro Strand Dog Beach / Toro Creek
- Morro Strand North / State Beach Campground
- Morro Strand South at HWY 41
- Morro Creek
- Morro Rock
- Morro Bay Sandspit **MUST RSVP for this cleanup***
- Morro Bay Embarcadero, Centennial Park
- Los Osos Baywood Pier / Paradise Point – kayak or canoe at this location!
- Montaña de Oro State Park, Sandspit
- Montaña de Oro State Park, Spooner’s Cove
- West Cuesta Ridge Trailhead, Santa Margarita
- Santa Margarita Lake – FREE County Park access!
- El Chorro Regional Park, SLO Botanical Garden
- Cal Poly Campus Market
- Cuesta Park (SLO)
- Santa Rosa Park (SLO)
- Sinsheimer Park (SLO)
- Laguna Lake (SLO)
- Lower SLO Creek Floodplain Preserve
- Avila Beach (meet at Central Coast Aquarium)
- Fisherman’s Beach & Old Port Beach (Avila Beach)
- Pirate’s Cove / Cave Landing
- Shell Beach (meet at South Palisades Park)
- Downtown Pismo Beach
- Pismo Pier
- Pismo Beach at Ocean View Ave
- Grover Beach/Oceano Dunes at Grand Ave
- Lopez Lake – FREE County Park access!
- Kiwanis Park, Arroyo Grande Creek
- Oceano Lagoon
- Oceano: Arroyo Grande Creek (at Delta Lane, Oceano)
- Oso Flaco Lake
Have a cleanup site that you’d like to add to Creeks to Coast Cleanup 2019? Click below to see our guidelines and submit your site proposal!
2018 Pictures & Results
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.
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 5,800 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.
Please download, fill out and bring with you to Creeks to Coast Cleanup. 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 our friends at Forever Stoked: https://www.foreverstoked.com/