About Coastal Cleanup Day
Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is an annual beach and waterway clean up held on the third Saturday of September. It is California's largest volunteer event and brings community awareness to cleaning up and protecting our marine environment.
San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (SMCWPPP) coordinates CCD in San Mateo County in conjunction with the California Coastal Commission, Ocean Conservancy, and many local partners.
Cleanups are held all over San Mateo County beaches, creeks, rivers, waterways and neighborhoods. Click here to find information about last years results.
Schools and Classrooms
Schools and classrooms can get involved too! A perfect way to teach young people about the problem of litter in their local environment. SMCWPPP encourages teachers to conduct a school area cleanup during the month of September and will be a registered site with CCD. We will provide all the supplies you need and count your students among the thousands that participate in this cleanup worldwide. If your school or classroom is interested in participating in a cleanup, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-372-6245 for more information.
How Do I Volunteer?
- Coastal Cleanup Day
Third Saturday of September
Over 30+ sites in San Mateo County. Site listings available in August before Coastal Cleanup Day.
- Prepare for the event
- Sign the waiver form. Although there will be waiver forms at each cleanup location, you can print and sign the waiver form now (your check in will be faster). All volunteers under the age of 18 must have the waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian before participating in a cleanup.
- Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and sunscreen, and be ready to work and have fun!
- Bring Your Own (BYO) buckets, gloves and reusable water bottle. Help reduce your footprint at the event.