California Coastal Cleanup Day
Ocean protection starts with trash detection! Help gather data about where our trash comes from to send a strong message to polluters: clean up your act! Follow these steps to fight for a plastic free world.
Coastal Cleanup Day Registration
Guided Cleanup Sites
How to participate safely
Beach cleanups start at our own front doors. Trash can travel through storm drains, creeks, and rivers to become beach pollution. This September, let’s help clean the beach by cleaning up in our own neighborhoods and local natural areas.
To protect your health and slow the spread of the coronavirus, please follow the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, available here:
In addition to the CDC guidelines, the Coastal Commission recommends the following practices for cleaning up litter and other debris:
Self-Guided DIY Cleanup
Join a global movement to keep beaches, waterways and the ocean trash free. Head out to your favorite beach and use the app to easily record each item of trash you collect. Then share your effort with family and friends.
If you have an Apple device
Search for Clean Swell in the app store or click the button below to download.
If you have an Android device
Search for Clean Swell in the Google play store or click the button below to download.
Clean Swell Instructions
Read the guide on how to use the Clean Swell app.
Don’t forget to enter “The Watershed Project” as your Group name before you begin!
Other Data Collection Options
Would you rather use a data card? Click below to learn about other ways to log and submit your data. Want to take a deep dive into data and conduct a brand audit? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Brand audit.