September 19, 2015

9 am-noon

Audience: Groups, Adults, High School Students, Middle School Students, Families, Seniors, Educators, Volunteers, Elementary School Students

Location: Marin County, San Francisco, San Mateo County

Event Type: Volunteer

Let's make trash extinct! Pitch in for California Coastal Cleanup Day and lend a hand throughout the Golden Gate National Parks and beyond! Cleanup and restoration activities will be happening in San Francisco, Marin, and Pacifica. Together we can keep our parks, neighborhoods, and shorelines clean, safe, and healthy for everyone.


1. Choose a Site and Register. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.

  • Individuals, families, and small groups: register online below.
  • Groups of 20 or more volunteers: please call (415) 561-3077 or email to register.

 2. Cleanup Sites: View map or choose by location below.

 3. On Saturday, 9/19 at 9 am, arrive at the cleanup site with:

  • Youth Volunteers (18 and under) - Bring a parent signed waiver: English waiver (PDF) | Spanish waiver (PDF).
  • Proper clothingclosed-toe shoes (no sandals), sunscreen, hat, and layers.
  • Your own reusable supplies! Limit waste by bringing your own bag or bucket, gloves, and water bottle if you have them. CONSERVE–BYO this year!

 4. Learn more about Coastal Cleanup Day.


We need more people here! Nearly 80% of the trash we collect in San Francisco comes from the East side. Contact: Aquarium of the Bay, (415) 262-4725.

  • Candlestick Point/Yosemite Slough NorthRegister >> More help needed here! 
    Site Captain: Literacy for Environmental Justice
  • Candlestick Point/Yosemite Slough South and Boat RampRegister >> More help needed here! 
    Site Captain: Literacy for Environmental Justice
  • Candlestick Point/JackrabbitRegister >> More help needed here! 
    Site Captain: Literacy for Environmental Justice
  • Candlestick Point/Last PortRegister >> More help needed here! 
    Site Captain: Literacy for Environmental Justice
  • Candlestick Point/Executive ParkFULL
    Site Captain: The Fairmont Hotel
  • Heron’s Head ParkRegister >>
    Site Captain: SF Rec & Park - Greenagers
  • India Basin Open SpaceRegister >>
    Site Captain: Baykeeper
  • Islais Creek ParkRegister >>
    Site Captain: Kayaks Unlimited
  • Islais Creek NorthFull
    Site Captain: Stuart Hall High School, Schools of the Sacred Heart
  • Mission Bay/Bay Front ParkRegister >>
    Site Captain: Sea Scavenger
  • Pier 94Register >>
    Site Captain: Golden Gate Audubon Society
  • Warm Water Cove--Register >>
    Site Captain: Green Trust San Francisco


Contact: Golden Gate National Parks, (415) 561-3077 or

  • Aquatic Park/Fisherman’s Wharf—Register >>
    Site Captain: Aquarium of the Bay, SF Maritime NHP
  • Crissy Field/PresidioRegister >>
    Site Captain: National Park Service (NPS), Parks Conservancy, Presidio Trust
  • Baker BeachRegister >>
    Site Captain: Boy Scout Troop 484, NPS
  • Golden Gate Park/North LakeRegister >> More help needed here! 
    Site Captain: San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
  • Golden Gate Park/Murphy WindmillRegister >> More help needed here! 
    Site Captain: San Francisco Recreation and Park Department  
  • Lands End Register >>
    Site Captain: Parks Conservancy
  • Ocean Beach/FultonRegister >>
    Site Captain: CA Coastal Commission, NPS, Parks Conservancy, REI
  • Ocean Beach/JudahRegister >>
    Site Captain:
  • Ocean Beach/TaravalRegister >>
    Site Captain: Hoover Middle School, NPS
  • Ocean Beach/Sloat - Register >>
    Site Captain: Surfrider Foundation, San Francisco Chapter,
  • Ocean Beach/Fort FunstonRegister >> More help needed here! 
    Site Captain: UC Davis SF Alumni Chapter, NPS, Parks Conservancy
  • Rancho Corral de Tierra, habitat restoration--Register >>
    Site Captain: Parks Conservancy and NPS


 California Coastal Cleanup Day is one of the nation’s premier volunteer events dedicated to the marine environment. For more information, visit the official website for California Coastal Cleanup Day.

 Last year over 50% of the debris collected was diverted from the landfill. Recology, our event partner, further supports our conservation goals by making sure that everything you collect is separated and as much as possible is diverted from the landfill. Not only are the standard materials recycled—i.e. cans, bottles, hard plastic, etc.—but also scrap wood, metal, sheet rock, cement, sand and brick. Thank You Recology!

 Detailed 2014 results (PDF) >>


Thank you to our state-wide hosts and sponsors!
California Coastal Commission, California State Parks Foundation, Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water, NOAA, CalOES, Rubio’s, Oracle, Protect Our Coast and Oceans Fund, Whale Tail License Plate Fund, Ocean Conservancy, Orchard Supply Hardware and Union Bank

Special Thanks to Recology for their continued partnership to help reduce waste and improve our recycling efforts in San Francisco!

Thank you to our local sponsors and site captains!
Bay Model, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, Pacifica Beach Coalition, Aquarium of the Bay, and The Presidio Trust
Marin County Board of Supervisors and SF Department of the Environment

Aim High, Baykeeper, Boy Scout Troop 484, City of Dreams, Creek Harbor Association, Fairmont Hotel, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Green Trust SF, Headlands Institute, Hilton Hotel, Hoover Middle School, Literacy for Environmental Justice, Marine Mammal Center, Muir Woods Trading Company, Oceana High School,, Point Bonita YMCA, Port of San Francisco, REI, Schools of the Sacred Heart, SF Department of Public Works/Community Clean Team, SF Maritime National Historical Park, SF Public Utilities Commission, SF Recreation and Park Department, SF Surfrider Foundation, Sea Scavenger Conservancy, Slide Ranch, UC Davis Alumni Association, UCSF Mission Bay Outdoor Programs,

The Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program is a cooperative parkwide effort of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust. 

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