Coastal Cleanup Day 2016

Events & Volunteer Opportunities

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Happy Coastal Cleanup Day!

Celebrate our creeks, waterways and the Bay by volunteering or attending one of many Coastal Cleanup Day events in the county.

 

Alameda


Cleanup at Crown Memorial State Beach

Saturday, September 17, 8:30AM-12:00PM

Shoreline Drive & Park Street 

Hosted by East Bay Regional Parks District. Please bring a refillable water bottle, a bucket for trash, hat and gloves. All volunteers should wear closed toed shoes, appropriate layered clothing and bring sunscreen. The District will provide snacks, water, and trash bags. For more information and to register click here.

Albany

Cleanup at the Albany Bulb
Saturday, September 17, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Meet at the Albany Bulb, next to Golden Gate Fields at the west end of Buchanan Street.

Hosted by the Watershed project. All cleanup supplies are provided – bag or bucket, gloves, data card, pencil, etc. However, the organizers encourage everyone to bring their own reusable bucket and/or gloves. Registration required. For more information and to register (required) click here.

Berkeley

Berkeley Earth Day Shoreline Clean Up
Saturday, September 17, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Meet at the Shorebird Nature Center (or location specified on website, see below.)

Hosted by the City of Berkeley. Clean up and tally litter at the Shoreline. Organizers will provide a map of the location, data cards, bags, gloves, and sharps containers. Please provide your own gloves and a reusable bucket, if you can. Organizers will help you team with two other people so data collection is easier.

For details visit http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/shorelinecleanup. For questions and to register call 510-981-6720 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

Castro Valley

Castro Valley Creek & Trail Cleanup
Saturday, September 17, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Meet at Castro Valley Creek Trail, next to Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave.

We’ll be picking up and tallying trash while walking along the Castro Valley Creek trail. We’ll also learn about actions we can take to protect the creek and wildlife habitat. Wear work clothes and sturdy shoes (no sandals), long pants, and bring gloves and a reusable water bottle if you have them. We will provide gloves to lend, tools and a snack. Open to volunteers age 10 and up. To view the event flyer click here. To register in advance visit www.handsonconservation.org.

Dublin

Creek Cleanup Day – 5 Locations 
Saturday, September 10, 9:00AM-12:00PM – NOTE EARLY DATE!  

Volunteers meet at Emerald Glen Park for a short orientation and light breakfast before heading out to their creeks. Depending on the number of registered volunteers, we will be cleaning up to five creeks. Bring signed waiver form, refillable water bottle, garden gloves. Wear close-toed shoes/boots, long pants, long sleeve shirt, hat, sunscreen. Hosted by the City of Dublin. Light pizza lunch provided. Click here to register (required). For more information visit http://www.ci.dublin.ca.us/993/Creek-Cleanup-Day.

Emeryville

Shoreline Cleanup
Saturday, September 17, 8:45AM-12:00PM
Meet next to the Fire Station at 2333 Powell Street, across from the Watergate Market.

Hosted by the City of Emeryville. Clean up Emeryville’s coastline including Shorebird Park and Point Emery. Bring your own refillable water bottle, coffee mug, garden digging claw, collection buckets or bags.  Wear sunscreen, sturdy shoes, layers and hat. Volunteers are treated to free refreshments and raffle prizes from local businesses. No advance registration needed. For more information visit http://emeryville.org/193/Costal-Clean-Up.

Fremont

City-Wide Litter Cleanup – 10 Locations
Saturday, September 17, 9:00AM-12:00PM

Hosted by the City of Fremont. Volunteers will be cleaning up creeks and waterways throughout the city. Bring signed waiver form, refillable water bottle, reuseable bucket. Wear close toed shoes or boots, hat, long pants, long sleeve shirt. For more information and a list of all ten sites visit www.fremont.gov/coastalcleanupday. Click here to register (required).

Hayward

Cleanup at Hayward Regional Shoreline
Saturday, September 19, 8:30AM-12:00PM
Meet at the end of West Winton Avenue in Hayward.

Hosted by East Bay Regional Parks District. Please bring a refillable water bottle, a bucket for trash, hat and gloves. All volunteers should wear closed toed shoes, appropriate layered clothing and bring sunscreen. The District will provide snacks, water, and trash bags. Click here for more information and to register. 

Livermore

Cleanup at Del Valle Regional Park
Saturday, September 17, 8:30AM-12:00PM
Del Valle Regional Park, 7000 Del Valle Rd, Livermore
Meet at Fiesta Grande Picnic Area.

Hosted by East Bay Regional Parks District. Please bring a refillable water bottle, a bucket for trash, hat and gloves. All volunteers should wear closed toed shoes, appropriate layered clothing and bring suncreen. The District will provide snacks, water, and trash bags. Click here for more information and to register.

Tri-Valley Creeks to Bay Cleanup – 4 Locations
Saturday, September 19, 8:00AM-12:00PM
4 locations:
Site 1: Arroyo Las Positas at Northfront Road
Site 8: Altamont Creek and Arroyo Las Positas at Bluebell Drive
Site 9: Arroyo Las Positas at Heather Lane
Site 10: Arroyo Mocho at Arroyo Road

Bring work gloves, trash grabber, reuseable water bottle and signed liability waiver form for each volunteer. (A parent/guardian must complete and sign the enclosed liability waiver form for each volunteer under 18 years old. An adult must accompany and supervise volunteers under 13 years old.) Wear closed-toe shoes, work clothes, hat and sun block. Organizers will provide gloves and trash grabber if needed, 5-gallon buckets, trash bags, data cards, snacks and water.

Click here for more information and to register or contact Lynna Allen, Adopt a Creek Spot Program Coordinator, (925) 960-8143, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Oakland

Creek to Bay Day – multiple locations
Saturday, September 17, 9:00AM-12:00PM (some sites may vary)
Approx. 40 sites throughout Oakland. Visit www.oaklandcreektobay.org for a map and site list.

Oakland Creek to Bay Day projects include trash removal, invasive plant removal and planting native plants. Groups of all ages are welcome to participate and are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers to have fun and help improve the health of our community and environment. In addition to inviting citizens to existing cleanup sites, the City of Oakland encourages residents to lead their own project.

To lead a Creek to Bay Day project, please register your site by August 25 at www.oaklandcreektobay.org. Pre-registration for individuals and small groups is not required. If you have a group of ten or more, please contact the coordinator of the site you are interested in to verify they can accommodate your group.

Cleanup at Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline
Saturday, September 17, 8:30AM-12:00PM
Meet at Damon Marsh - access from Oakport Street, Oakland

Hosted by East Bay Regional Parks District. Please bring a refillable water bottle, a bucket for trash, hat and gloves. All volunteers should wear closed toed shoes, appropriate layered clothing and bring sunscreen. The District will provide snacks, water, and trash bags. Click here for more information and to register. 

Union City

Coastal Cleanup Day
Sunday, September 18, 9:00AM-11:00AM – NOTE THIS IS SUNDAY NOT SATURDAY
Meet at the Union City Civic Center; enter from Royal Ann Drive and meet near the skate park.

Hosted by the Alameda County Resource Conservation District. Litter pick up along the creek side trail and around the duck pond in the park. Wear work clothes and sturdy shoes (no sandals), long pants, and bring gloves and a reusable water . Groups welcome. For more information and to register visit www.handsonconservation.org.