The Watershed Project is proud to partner with the California Coastal Commission to serve as the County Coordinator for Coastal Cleanup Day around Contra Costa County. If you are a volunteer or would like to register a new site for the cleanup do not hesitate to contact Juliana Gonzalez at Juliana@thewatershedproject.org.
2015 marks the 31st anniversary of California Coastal Cleanup Day, and you can be a part of this momentous event. Last year 67,441 volunteers from around the state came out to pick up 1,200,000 pounds of debris from our creeks and shorelines. In Contra Costa 2,700 volunteers came out to help tally marine debris and litter from streets, creeks and shorelines.
This year, YOU can join The Watershed Project and many other local organizations from all over Contra Costa County for Coastal Cleanup Day. Bring your family and friends to help clean up our shorelines and creeks.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
9am – 12 noon
You, your family, your neighbors, your friends + 3,000 other volunteers around the county.
Richmond Shoreline @ Shimada Friendship Park: Click here to register
Albany Bulb: Click here to register
As well as multiple locations throughout Contra Costa County, including other sites in Richmond, Albany, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Bay Point, and many more. See list below.
|County/Region||Site name||Address||How to register|
|North Alameda||Albany Bulb||End of Buchanan next to Golden Gate Fields||Click here|
|Contra Costa||Shimada Friendship Park||Marina Bay Parkway near the intersection of Peninsula Dr.||Click here|
|Contra Costa||Shimada Friendship Park-Kayak cleanup||Marina Bay Parkway near the intersection of Peninsula Dr.||email Liza Dadiomov|
|Contra Costa||Point Isabel Regional Shoreline||End of Rydin Road||Click here|
|Contra Costa||Richmond Greenway at Carlson Blvd||Greenway trail near Carlson Blvd||Call Sarah Calderon 510-847-5031 or email Javier Ochoa Reyes|
|Contra Costa||Baxter Creek/San Pablo Ave.||Next to Angelo’s Deli at 12025 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805||email email@example.com|
|Contra Costa||City of El Cerrito||multiple sites||Contact Stephen Pree|
|Contra Costa||San Pablo Creek||El Sobrante Library, 4191 Appian Way, El Sobrante CA 94803||Multiple locations; contact SPAWNERS|
|Contra Costa||Rheem Creek||Meet at Bay View Elementary||Email Anthony DeCicco|
|Contra Costa||North Richmond Ballpark||Near 2000 Giaramita St., Richmond, 94801||email to Christina McGhee-Esquivel|
|Contra Costa||Point Pinole Regional Park||Park entrance||Click here|
|Contra Costa||City of Pinole||Bayfront park||For more info call 510-724-9018 or email|
|Contra Costa||Rodeo Creek||605 Parker Ave., Rodeo, CA 94572||email to Heidi Petty|
|Contra Costa||Orinda||multiple sites||email to Jim Luini|
|Contra Costa||San Pablo Reservoir – Kayak/Canoe Cleanup||San Pablo Dam||Email Virginia Northrop or call 510-287-2032|
|Contra Costa||Kirker Creek||5755 Nortonville Rd, Pittsburg, 94565||email to Carina Bilodeau|
|Contra Costa||Martinez Regional Shoreline||Ferry Street, Martinez, CA 94553||Click here|
|Contra Costa||Pittsburg||Private event||Contact Lindell Meyers|
|Contra Costa||Antioch||multiple sites||Contact City of Antioch|
|Contra Costa||Marsh Creek Watershed||multiple sites||Click here|
All cleanup supplies are provided-however, in an effort to make this event as waste-free as possible we encourage everyone to bring their own refillable water bottle, bucket and gloves. For safety, wear closed-toed shoes to avoid stepping on anything sharp. And be sure to remember a hat and sunscreen for proper sun protection.
Small sifters and rakes are great for kids so that they can spend time looking for marine debris around the beach area.
In addition to the cleanup, we also provide data cards, which are used by volunteers to indicate which type of trash they come across most often. The data is then collected and sent to the California Coastal Commission who uses the information to help generate ways to reduce certain types of marine debris. We will have great prizes donated from local businesses for volunteers that fill out a data card.
Call to Kayakers
We are looking for 10 experienced kayakers to join the Flotsam Flotilla and help clean up the mess that has already reached the Bay. Experienced kayakers are welcome to join us in their own boat. If you are interested, please contact Liza Dadiomov or call (510) 665-3430.
Each volunteer must have a signed waiver form to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To save time at the registration table, print and complete waiver form in advance [English | Espanol].
For further information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit one of the event pages listed above, or call (510) 665-3430.
Support for this event is provided by The Watershed Project. Major sponsors include: the California Coastal Commission, the City of Albany, Contra Costa Watershed Program, the City of Richmond, Wareham Development, Tradewinds Sailing Club, Rubios, and the California Coastal Commission.