Spring Cleanup Events!

 

Spring 2015 events are now posted!
Check back often for updates on more events happening

March 20 - June 20


Check below to see if your City or Town has a litter cleanup and/or restoration event this Spring!

 

Brisbane

Event: Earth Day: Habitat Restoration Day

Organizer: City of Brisbane

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Times: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Contact: Natalie Munoz, nmunoz@ci.brisbane.ca.us, (415) 508-2118 www.brisbaneca.org

Details:Meet at San Mateo Lane and Kings Road cross section. Join City of Brisbane’s Open Space and Ecology Committee and the Parks and Recreation commission partnered with San Bruno Mountain Watch to celebrate Earth Day. Help remove invasive, non-native plants from habitat. Parking is limited, carpooling is encouraged. Free lunch and t-shirt! RSVP or questions, contact Natalie: nmunoz@ci.brisbane.ca.us or (415) 508-2118. Bring: water, sunscreen, gardening gloves, suitable shoes for outdoors and trowel.

Colma

Event: Town Wide Cleanup Day

Organizer: Town of Colma Recreation Services Department

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Times: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Contact: Brian Dossey, (650) 985-5678

Details: Join in the Community Fun and sign up for our Town Wide Clean Up Day. The Town Wide Clean Up Day is your opportunity to take pride in your Town by helping fellow residents and staff in cleaning up the streets of Colma, including areas around the Colma Creek. Please meet at the Sterling Park Recreation Center, 427 F Street at 9:00am on May 16, 2015. To register, please call (650) 985-5678.

Daly City

Event: Beach Cleanup, Mussel Rock

Organizer: Pacifica Beach Coalition

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Times: 9:00am - 11:00am

Contact: Helen, helen@pacificabeachcoalition.org

Details:Come help us cleanup Mussel Rock park, parking lot, bluff and beach. Meet us at the Mussel Rock carpark located at the lower coastal end of Westline Drive by the second entrance to Allied Waste Transfer Station. Drive north past the junction of Skyline Drive, avoiding the other Westline Drive that goes up a steep hill. Bring your buckets & gloves (supplies also provided). Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/m3AoKMCIgZ



Event: Beach Cleanup, Mussel Rock

Organizer: Pacifica Beach Coalition

Date: Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Times: 9:00am - 11:00am

Contact: Helen, helen@pacificabeachcoalition.org

Details:Special Earth Day cleanup happening at Mussel Rock to cleanup park, parking lot, bluff and beach. Meet us at the Mussel Rock carpark located at the lower coastal end of Westline Drive by the second entrance to Allied Waste Transfer Station. Bring your buckets & gloves (supplies also provided). Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/zybn0eEjiX



Event: Beach Cleanup, Mussel Rock

Organizer: Pacifica Beach Coalition

Date: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Times: 9:00am - 11:00am

Contact: Helen, helen@pacificabeachcoalition.org

Details:Come help us cleanup Mussel Rock park, parking lot, bluff and beach. Meet us at the Mussel Rock carpark located at the lower coastal end of Westline Drive by the second entrance to Allied Waste Transfer Station. Drive north past the junction of Skyline Drive, avoiding the other Westline Drive that goes up a steep hill. Bring your buckets & gloves (supplies also provided). Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/m3AoKMCIgZ

East Palo Alto

Event: Earth Day

Organizer: City of East Palo Alto

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Times: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Contact: Call Michelle Daher (650) 853-3197 or email mdaher@cityofepa.org

Details: Variety of activities including City Beautification: graffiti abatement, litter cleanup, tree care, tree walk, native plant care and water science, save money by saving resources workshop, bike repair, compost clinic, art project, community picnic. Meet at Cesar Chavez School.



Event: National River Cleanup Day

Organizer: City of East Palo Alto

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Times: 9:00am - Noon

Contact: Michelle Daher 650.853.3197 or email mdaher@cityofepa.org

Details: Meet at San Francisquito Creek near the corner of Woodland Avenue and Manhattan Avenue, East Palo Alto.

Half Moon Bay

Event: Wavecrest Workday

Organizer: Coastside Land Trust

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Times: 10:00am - Noon

Contact: Eric Rutledge, eric@coastsidelandtrust.org, www.coastsidelandtrust.org

Details: Trash pickup, graffiti busting, and habitat restoration on the coastal bluffs of Half Moon Bay. Meet at Smith Field Ballparks, end of Wavecrest Road, Half Moon Bay. Under 18 must be accompanied with an adult. Long sleeves, sturdy shoes.



Event: Beach Cleanup, Pillar Point

Organizer: Pacifica Beach Coalition

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Times: 9:00am - 11:00am

Contact: Celine, celine@pacificabeachcoalition.org

Details: Volunteers needed for our monthly cleanup at Pillar Point. We will meet on the coastal trail in front of the RV park, North of Surfer's Beach and South of Sam's Chowder House. Bring your buckets & gloves (supplies also provided). Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/FKjwKsBgOY.



Event: Special Earth Day Beach Cleanup, Mavericks

Organizer: Pacifica Beach Coalition

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Times: 9:00am - 11:00am

Contact: Celine, celine@pacificabeachcoalition.org

Details: Special Earth Day cleanup happening at Mavericks. We will meet at the HMB Yacht Club. Bring your buckets & gloves (supplies also provided). Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/zybn0eEjiX



Event: Beach Cleanup, Pillar Point

Organizer: Pacifica Beach Coalition

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015

Times: 9:00am - 11:00am

Contact: Celine, celine@pacificabeachcoalition.org

Details: Volunteers needed for our monthly cleanup at Pillar Point. We will meet on the coastal trail in front of the RV park, North of Surfer's Beach and South of Sam's Chowder House. Bring your buckets & gloves (supplies also provided). Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/FKjwKsBgOY



Event: Wavecrest Workday

Organizer: Coastside Land Trust

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015

Times: 10:00am - Noon

Contact: (650) 726-5056, www.coastsidelandtrust.org

Details: Meet at the Smith Field ballparks, at the end of Wavecrest Road in Half Moon Bay. Weary sturdy shoes, layers, and sun protection. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No RSVP required.

Millbrae

Event: Arbor & Earth Day

Organizer: City of Millbrae

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Times: 10:00am - Noon

Contact: Shelly Reider, sreider@ci.millbrae.ca.us, 650-259-2339, www.ci.millbrae.ca.us/sustainablemillbrae

Details: Meet at Rotary Park (on Ashton Street near Millbrae Avenue. Please join us for Arbor & Earth Day at Rotary Park. Activities include planting Live Coast Oak trees on the Spur Trail on Millbrae Avenue and picking-up litter around the City.

Pacifica

Event: Earth Day of Action

Organizer: Pacifica Beach Coalition and City of Pacifica

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Times: 9:00am - 11:30am

Contact: Online signups start March 15, 2015 on the Coalition's website.

Details: Make a difference and lend a hand at clean up and restoration activities during the 11th annual event. This year's theme is "Bee the Change, Bee an Earth Hero!"

Redwood City

Event: North Fair Oaks Cleanup

Organizer: North Fair Oaks Community Center

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015

Times: 9:00am - Noon

Contact: Irving Torres, (650) 363-4801 or at www.nfoforward.org

Details: Wear your clean-up clothes, recruit your family and friends and create a team! (Singles are welcome!). We'll start the day off with coffee and juice and pan dulce. Then teams will head out to clean a designated route with your "captain" and trash collecting equipment that we provide. When your area's done, all the teams will gather at the Fair Oaks Community Center for a burrito lunch on the back patio! The food is free - in thanks for your gift of service.

San Bruno

Event: Operation Clean Sweep

Organizer: City of San Bruno

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015

Times: 9:00am - Noon

Contact: Get more information on the City website.

Details: Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. at San Bruno City Park near the Rotary Pavilion (Gazebo).

San Mateo

Event: Downtown Spring Cleanup

Organizer: Downtown San Mateo Association and City of San Mateo

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Times: 8:30am - Noon

Contact: Sign up here!

Details:Volunteers will meet at Central Park and split into teams to accomplish projects in various locations around the Downtown. Everyone will return to Central Park for a Thank You BBQ and Raffle.

South San Francisco

Event: Earth Day Cleanup at Colma Creek

Organizer: City of South San Francisco

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Times: 9:00am - Noon

Contact: City of SSF, 650-829-3848

Details: Volunteers needed for Earth Day trash cleanup event at Colma Creek. Event is adjacent to Costco in South San Francisco (closest address is 195 Belle Air Rd.) From South Airport Blvd, turn onto Belle Aire Road and the turn right into the overflow parking lot across from Costco. Follow signs to the meeting area at the creek.



Event: National River Cleanup Day at Colma Creek

Organizer: County of San Mateo

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Times: 9:00am - Noon

Contact: Andrew Wemmer, (650) 829-3840

Details: Volunteers needed to cleanup trash at Colma Creek in South San Francisco for National River Cleanup day. Event will be from from 9 am to Noon. Park at the intersection of Utah Avenue and Harbor Way (adjacent to 180 Utah Ave, South San Francisco). Meet at the creek.



Want to do more?


Volunteers are needed in every community to start new litter cleanup groups. You don't have to live near a beach or a creek to make a difference. Trash that ends up in those places comes from neighborhood streets, so keeping your neighborhood clean is beneficial. We can provide you with tips for organizing a cleanup and assist with arranging for trash pickup for what you gather. We can also supply bags and gloves for your group. Contact us
at info@flowstobay.org for more information. We will post your cleanup event on this page in the spring.

 

Also, volunteers like yourself help make these cleanup events successful. Join our Pollution Solution Team and get email updates of spring cleanup events taking place around the County along with updates for Coastal Cleanup Day in September. SIGN UP NOW for our email list (Your information is not shared with any other program, agency, etc, and is strictly confidential.)

 

If you don't want to sign up, you can always email us at info@flowstobay.org for more information.



Updated June 15, 2015