September Beach Cleanups

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Sep 19 – Oct 11 ~ International  Coastal Cleanup
An astounding 560,000 volunteers in 91 countries picked up more than 16 million pounds of trash in our 2014 International Coastal Cleanup.


Sep 19 ~ Beach Cleanup ~ Register through Coast Walk
9am- noon ~ Please  register at or call 829-6689 to sign up and learn more about clean-up locations and the volunteer BBQ.  All volunteers must have a signed waiver. Volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian’s signature. If you are not able to bring a signed waiver, site captains will have them available at each site.

Come to the cleanup prepared for coastal weather (hat, shoes, sunscreen, water bottle) and bring buckets and gloves if you have them. Please bring your reusable water bottle to minimize waste!

(Optional) A clipboard might be helpful as you fill out your data card.

(Optional) Pack a waste-free lunch! Coastal Cleanup Day ends at noon at most locations, which makes for a great opportunity to have lunch at the beach or creek! Help us reduce waste on Coastal Cleanup Day by bringing a bucket or reusable bag and reusable gloves with you for the Cleanup. If you don’t have them the Site Captains at your Cleanup will have supplies on hand.

Beach Cleanup Locations
(Please register at except where noted)

Blind Beach
Goat Rock Beach
Portuguese Beach
Bodega Dunes (drop in only - 9 am)
North Jenner Beach (short, but steep hike to beach)
Russian Gulch
Sunset Beach
Bodega Head
N. Salmon Creek Beach
Shell Beach
Wright’s Beach
Doran Beach - Kid Friendly!
Pinnacle Gulch (1.2 mile hike to the beach)
S. Salmon Creek Beach - Kid Friendly!


Russian River Watershed Cleanup

Sep 26 & 27 ~ Russian River Watershed Cleanup
The actual Cleanup will occur on Saturday, and the sorting of debris and haul-off will occur on Sunday. The mission of the Russian River Watershed Cleanup Committee is to coordinate cleanup and removal of trash in the Russian River and its tributaries between Cloverdale and Jenner. We organize and coordinate teams of volunteers for an annual cleanup and promote stewardship of the Russian River

8:00 – Leaders arrive to help set up.
8:15 – Leader meeting
8:30 – Participants start to arrive / Leaders start to sign in participants
9:00 – Walker orientation Shuttle bus to Rio Lindo leaves
9:15 – Paddler orientation
9:30 – All volunteers depart for their assigned beaches or canoe routes.
Shuttle to Warnecke via Alexander Valley Camp.
10:00 – Arrive at Warnecke (Unload Warnecke, Load AV drivers)
10:30 – Have Park and Ride cleaned and cleared
10:45 – Shuttle arrive at AV (Unload AV drivers)
11:00 – Volunteer drivers and pick-up crew arrive at Preston Bridge area in Cloverdale to begin picking up collected trash from there, First Street Bridge, Asti, West Soda Rock Road.



Sep 19-27 ~ Creek Week ~ Our creeks and rivers are part of a rich and diverse system that provides water supply, wildlife habitat, flood capacity, recreation, and aesthetic values to all who live near or visit them.

Sep 19 ~ Olive Park
9:00 am - noon. Meet at live Park footbridge. Near 105 Olive Street. On-street parking. Contact Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or

Sep 19 ~ Roseland Creek Cleanup
9:00 am - noon. Meet at Pear Blossom Park, 2850 Pear Blossom Drive.

Contact Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or All children must be accompanied by an adult for all events. FREE parking will be available for the Family Fun Day event at the City Hall Parking Lot (100 Santa Rosa Avenue, located across the street from Prince Gateway Park) and at Parking Garage 12 (555 1st Street).

Sep 19~ The Friends of Gibson Creek, Ukiah
Contact Linda at for more information.
Friends of Gibson Creek, Ukiah 

Sep 26~ The Upper Russian River Clean-up
9:00 am Taylor’s Tavern, 6951 East Rd, Redwood Valley. For more information contact Deborah at Last year, we removed 3 tons of trash and recycling from the river. Come out in sturdy closed-toed shoes and leather gloves. Mendocino County Resource Conservation District

Sep 15 ~ 4th Annual Petaluma Watershed Fall Trash Cleanup
9:00 am - noon (arrive at 8:30 to sign in and get geared up) Meet at 260 H North Water Street To participate in the event, you will need to sign a liability waiver and anyone under 18 will need their waiver signed by a legal guardian. Register at


Ongoing Cleanups

Prince Memorial Greenway (ages 5 to adult)
10:00 am - noon. Meet at Olive Park. On the first Saturday of every month help take care of restored Santa Rosa Creek flowing through the heart of downtown. The Greenway provides a home for river otter, kingfishers, egrets, and steelhead trout as well as parks, public art, and recreation along the six mile creek trail. Clean-up supplies provided.

Park-A-Month Volunteer Program (family friendly)
9:00 am - noon, rain or shine. 2nd Saturday of the month from March to October. Discover a new park every month. The Park-A-Month Volunteer Program offers fun, family-friendly events where residents can make a difference in their parks.

Laguna Keepers
Saturdays, 9:00 am - noon. Volunteers assist in willow sprigging, exotic plant removal, native plant and tree planting, trails construction and maintenance, and restoration project monitoring. Little or no experience or knowledge is needed, training is provided. Only heavy rain cancels. Snacks are on us, but do bring gloves, water, and a friend!  No RSVP required. For locations contact John Guardino at (707) 527-9277 x108 or email

The Coastal Commission runs a year-round cleanup program called Adopt-A-Beach®. Help us keep the California coast debris-free all year long.

Schoolyard Cleanups
Want your students to participate in Coastal Cleanup Day but can’t get them out on a field trip to a beach or local waterway? Want to show them that environmentally responsible behavior can begin at their school and in their own neighborhood? You can organize a Schoolyard Cleanup and accomplish all of these

Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Cleanups
Join us in helping to clean up tsunami debris! We have mobilizing people all along the California coast to clean up debris that was washed away from Japan during the March 2011 tsunami. Cleanups have taken place in all coastal counties.