September is Coastal Cleanup Month. Join in!

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This year, Coastal Cleanup Day is September 17th, 2022, and several Alameda County cities are bringing back in-person cleanup events! In addition, you can also organize your own cleanup any time in September.

No matter where litter happens, it flows downstream to the coast and becomes ocean pollution. If everyone cleaned up a small area near where they live, it would make a big difference. When you protect your own favorite “happy place” you get a prettier place to live AND protect ocean wildlife too! 

During Coastal Cleanup Month (September 2020), over 10,000 Californians participated in more than 3,000 self-guided cleanups across the state, gathering close to 70,000 pounds of trash from neighborhoods, local parks, creeks, or other natural spaces to which they had safe and easy access.

How to Participate 

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Check our list below and sign up for an event near you. You can also find a map with events all over California on the California Coastal Commission Cleanup Day site. Check back for more details soon!

Is your city not listed, or you can’t make the date? Do your own, self-guided cleanup! The litter you pick up will count toward your city’s official cleanup score if you track it with the CleanSwell app


September is Fred and Izzy's favorite month!

They are excited to clean local creeks and beaches. Join a Litter Clean-up too!