Coastal Cleanup Day

Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is an annual waterway and land cleanup held on the third Saturday of September. It’s California’s largest volunteer event and brings community awareness to cleaning up and protecting our marine environment.


San Mateo County coordinates CCD in conjunction with the California Coastal CommissionOcean Conservancy, and many statewide and local partners.


Cleanups are held all over San Mateo County at beaches, creeks, waterways, parks and neighborhoods. This family-friendly event is a great opportunity to educate residents about litter and how to stop it from ending up in our local streets and waterways. 


How Do I Volunteer?

Volunteers can pre-register at this link: or register at sites the day of the cleanup. If you are a large group, please contact the site captain first.


WhereOver 30 sites throughout the Peninsula, see list of sites at this link:


When: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 9am-12pm


Prepare for the event:

  • Waiver Forms - Every participant is required to sign a waiver form. To make your check in faster, print, sign and bring the waiver form at this link: with you on the day of the event. All volunteers under the age of 18 must have the waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian before participating in a cleanup.
  • Bring/Wear - Your own buckets, gloves, and reusable water bottle. Help reduce our overall footprint during the event! Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and bring sunscreen or a hat.
  • Day Of - Listen to the safety orientation, have fun and be safe!