Creeks to Coast Cleanup

Thank you SLO County!

1,850 volunteers participated in this year’s Creeks to Coast Cleanup 

which is part of California Coast Cleanup Day

Over 16,000 lbs. of trash and recycle was removed from

SLO County’s beaches, creeks, parks, streets, and lakes

across 48 cleanup sites

(see the list of sites & map below)

Did you volunteer for this year’s cleanup?

Take the survey and receive a BOGO offer form Blaze Pizza

 

Check out pictures from this year’s cleanup in our Facebook album

(anyone can view the album, you do not need an account)

Cleanup Locations

Don’t see a cleanup location that you think should be there?

Help us cover SLO County and the number of cleanup sites by proposing a new cleanup site in 2020!  ECOSLO will handle all marketing, volunteer recruitment, and ordering of site supplies.  We will need you and/or your organization/businesses to lead the cleanup site.  You will simply propose a new site, and if selected, work with ECOSLO leading up to Creeks to Coast Cleanup to communicate with volunteers and lead the cleanup at the site that day.  If you’ve worked with us as a Site Captain in the past, think of the setup similar to that.  Click here to propose a cleanup site for Creeks to Coast Cleanup 2020 – taking place Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Waiver, Data Card & Posters

THE CHALLENGE

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 SOLUTION

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. 

WAIVERS:

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.

DATA CARD:

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

POSTERS:

Posters are available for pick-up at the ECOSLO office in SLO!  Please give us a call or send us an email with your request for printed materials.

Posters are also available here for download:

The beautiful imagery for SLO County Creeks to Coast Cleanup is donated by Morro Bay art collective and our friends, Forever Stoked: https://www.foreverstoked.com/

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

 

City of Pismo Beach

 

 

SLO County IWMA

 

 

BHE Renewables

Water Systems Consulting, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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City of Morro Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Times

 

Los Osos Community Services District

 

 

 

 

Beda’s Biergarten
Coastline Cleaning Company

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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.

Sponsorship Packet

Download this year’s sponsorship packet and application:

Creeks to Coast 2019 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 Pictures & Results

View photos from this year's Coastal Cleanup Day!

Click here to view pictures