Community Coastal Cleanups

Thank you to all who joined us at the EcoCenter on June 4 to celebrate World Oceans Day, and for helping to cleanup up the coastline and keep trash from becoming harmful marine debris. You are a coastal hero in support of a trash-free San Francisco Bay!


Throughout multiple World Oceans Day 2016 Community Coastal Cleanups, over 50 coastal heroes and heroines removed:

  • 142 pounds of trash from Heron’s Head Park and India Basin Shoreline Park, with help from our friends at SF Recreation and Parks
  • About 100 pounds of trash from Hunter’s Point Hill (729 Kirkwood Ave and 1030 Oakdale Ave), with help from our friends at San Francisco Housing Development Corporation

Next up: California Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 17
. Multiple cleanups will take place around the Bay Area. We will have more information later this summer, but in the meantime, you can visit the CA Coastal Commission website to learn more:

We love working with you and other dedicated volunteers to pick up everyday items like straws, wrappers, cigarette butts, and other plastic trash from harming our ecosystem. Cleanups are one important part of the solution to marine debris, but there are other actions you can take too. Reducing the amount of trash we generate is the ultimate solution, so using your reusable bags, bottles, and mugs are excellent daily habits to maintain. You can also avoid plastic straws and utensils; and look for products that minimize packaging waste. Kudos if you are already developing these habits!


Thank you again for being a coastal hero and helping to keep trash out of San Francisco Bay. We hope to see you again at a future coastal cleanup!


Learn About Our Coastal Cleanup Station


Check out some photo from our recent World Oceans Day cleanup.




Other Bay Area beach and shoreline cleanup opportunities:

Aquarium of the Bay

Sea Scavenger Conservancy

Surfrider SF Chapter

Golden Gate Parks Conservancy