Coastal Cleanup Day 2012
How to Get Involved in the Largest Cleanup Event on the Planet
Last year volunteers in Contra Costa County collected over 17 tons of trash. California led the nation with the most volunteers (82,500) and over 1,200,000 pounds of trash! Help us surpass this mark!
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 15, 2012
9am - 12 noon
You, your family, your neighbors, your friends + 5000 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. - Click here to register
View Coastal Cleanup Sites in Contra Costa County in a larger map Supplies:
All cleanup supplies are provided-- bucket, gloves, data card, pencil, etc. However, in an effort to make this a less wasteful event, 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 15 experienced kayakers to join the Flotsam Flotilla and help clean up the mess that has already reached the Bay. We have kayaks for a handful of 'yakers' on a first come, first served basis and we are looking for experienced kayakers to join us in their own boat. If you are interested, please contact us at (510) 665-3430.
Waiver forms: Each volunteer must have a signed waiver form to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To save time at the registration table, download the waiver here:
Waiver in English
Formulario de renuncia en Espanol
For further information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 510-665-3430.
Support for this event is provided by The Watershed Project. Major sponsors include: