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!

To protect your health and slow the spread of the coronavirus, please follow the most recent Ventura County Public Health Orders here: https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/

Two ways to participate:

  1. Pick a location from our cleanup site list to volunteer at on September 18th, 9 a.m. to noon. Gather your supplies (help reduce waste by bringing your own bucket, gloves, water bottle, hat, etc.), print and sign the waiver. Pre-registration is not required!
  2.  Can’t make it on September 18th? Sweep through your own neighborhood, local park, or trail any day in September on a self-guided cleanup. Use the free CleanSwell data collection app to track and report your cleanup. For more guidance on neighborhood cleanups see here

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 to volunteer at on September 18th, click here.

Guidance for self-guided cleanups, click here.

Learn how to record your trash data using the CleanSwell 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”.