This year, cleaning California’s coast will start right at your front door!
The 36th Annual California Coastal Cleanup will take place throughout the entire month of September. From 9 a.m. to Noon on each Saturday in September, Californians can help clean the coast by sweeping through their own neighborhoods and local parks, public trails, creeks, rivers, and beaches to help prevent single-use plastic items and other litter from polluting the environment and flowing into the ocean.
Ventura County residents continue to show they care deeply about the environment by supporting the cleanup year after year. Last year alone Ventura County volunteers collected almost 13,000 pounds of trash and recyclables at 26 sites – all in a matter of hours.
This year, due to the ongoing pandemic we will not be holding traditional cleanup “sites” with large gatherings of volunteers. Instead we want to invite Ventura County residents to honor the spirit and intention of the cleanup while staying close to home and following local public health orders. Trash in the streets will become beach and ocean pollution once the rains start. Everything flows downhill. Cleaning our neighborhoods and local natural areas provides a valuable service to the coast and our communities alike.
For the full guidelines, click here.
To learn how to record your trash data using the Clean Swell app, click here.
Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day 2019 was a great success! 3,795 volunteers participated and picked up 17,327 pounds of trash and recyclables. 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”.