Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 18th, 2021.

From 9 a.m. to Noon Saturday, September 18th, Californians can help clean the coast by joining the largest volunteer day of the year.  Pick a site to volunteer at from our cleanup site list here.

Can’t make it on September 18th, no problem! Sweeping through your own neighborhoods and local parks, public trails, creeks, rivers, and beaches any day in September on a self-guided cleanup. Neighborhood cleanups help prevent single-use plastic items and other litter from polluting the environment and flowing into the ocean. Trash in the streets will become beach and ocean pollution once the rains start. Everything flows downhill.

However you choose to volunteer this year cleaning our beaches, rivers, and neighborhoods provides a valuable service to the coast and our communities alike.

find a cleanup site to volunteer at on September 18th, click here.

Guidance for self-guided cleanups, click here.

To learn how to record your trash data using the Clean Swell appclick here

Californians continue to show they care deeply about the environment by supporting the cleanup year after year. Over 1.6 million volunteers have removed over 26 million pounds of trash over the past three decades in what has become the largest and one of the longest running annual volunteer events in the state.

Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day 2019 was a great success! 3,795 volunteers participated and picked up 17,327 pounds of trash and recyclables. Statewide over 74,000 Californians cleared more than 800,000 pounds of trash from shorelines and waterways – all in a matter of hours. Thank you to our site captains, volunteers, and regional sponsors, we couldn’t have done it without you!

The mission of Ventura Countywide Coalition for Coastal & Inland Waterways is,  “Promoting clean & healthy beaches, rivers and creeks throughout Ventura County”.