California Coastal Clean-up Day 2019

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Sat, Sep 21, 2019 9:00am-11:55am
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It’s that time of the year again! Time to pitch in for California Coastal Cleanup Day and lend a hand throughout the Golden Gate National Parks and greater Bay Area! Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, September 21. Let's make trash extinct!

How to Get Started

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 email to register.

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

3. On Saturday, 9/21 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 clothing—closed-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.

San Francisco–EAst

We need more people here! Nearly 80% of the trash we collect in San Francisco comes from the East side.
Contact: San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

Please register here for the sites below: 

  • Candlestick Point SRA/Yosemite Slough North
  • Candlestick Point SRA/Yosemite Slough South
  • Candlestick Point SRA/Jackrabbit
  • Heron’s Head Park
  • India Basin Open Space
  • Islais Creek Park
  • Mission Bay/China Basin
  • Pier 94
  • Treasure Island Sailing Center
  • Warm Water Cove

San Francisco–West

  • Crissy Field at Stilwell HallRegister
    Site Captain: Presidio Trust
  • Baker Beach — Register
    Site Captain: NPS
  • Fort Funston — Register
    Site Captain: Parks Conservancy
  • Fort Mason/Aquatic Park — Register
    Site Captain: National Park Service
  • Lands End — Register
    Site Captain: Parks Conservancy
  • Marina Green and Small Craft Harbor — Register
    Site Captain: San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
  • Ocean Beach at Balboa & Sutro Heights ParkFULL
    Site Captain: San Francisco JROTC
  • Ocean Beach at Fulton — Register
    Site Captain: CA Coastal Commission, NPS, Parks Conservancy
  • Ocean Beach at Judah — Register
    Site Captain:
  • Ocean Beach at Sloat — Register
    Site Captain: Surfrider Foundation, San Francisco Chapter


  • Black Sands Beach — Register
    Site Captain: Marin Headlands Hostel
  • Horseshoe Cove Register
    Site Captain: NPS
  • Muir Beach — Register
    Site Captain: NPS
  • Pirate's Cove Register
    Site Captain: NPS
  • Rodeo Beach South — Register
    Site Captain: Point Bonita YMCA
  • Stinson Beach — Register
    Site Captain: Chris Pincetich & Zach Pine
  • Tennessee Valley — Register
    Site Captain: NPS
  • Pohono Shoreline Office Center (Muir Woods Shuttle Stop) — Drop-in Site (see #36 on map)|
    Site Captain: NPS, Parks Conservancy, One Tam

Age, Skills, What to Bring:

  • Age requirement varies by project. Read our Youth Policy Guidelines (PDF)for youth under the age of 15.

  • Bring your completed Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF). Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.

  • Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Bring layers for changing weather and rain gear if necessary.

  • Bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.

  • No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided. Fulfills community service requirements.


Thank you to our state-wide hosts and sponsors!
California Coastal Commission, California State Parks Foundation, Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water, Oracle, UnionBank, Whale Tail License Plate Fund, Protect Our Coast and Oceans Fund, Ocean Conservancy, Community Printers, and Tom Killion.

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!
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, National Park Service, Pacifica Beach Coalition, and The Presidio Trust, Marin County Board of Supervisors and SF Department of the Environment, Bay Model 

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.

Past Event Dates

Sat, 09/21/2019 9:00AM-Sun, 09/22/2019 11:55AM

Contact Information

For questions, contact us at (415) 561-3044 or You can also view the Volunteer FAQ page for more information.

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