Volunteers Needed to Clean Up Park District Beaches and Shorelines at California Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday, September 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

September 22, 2023

Contact: Public Information Specialist Jen Vanya (510) 544-2207

Help us beautify and preserve our shorelines and waterways during the 39th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 23, 2023. The Park District has selected seven sites for cleanup, including bayside beaches, shoreline trails, and inland lakes, where staff and volunteers will pick up litter and recyclables. At last year’s event, Park District volunteers picked up an estimated 10,500 lbs. of trash.

This year, we are hosting a special giveaway for volunteers who find an odd or interesting item to earn an East Bay Regional Park District hip pack (while supplies last). Every year while cleaning the shores, we discover wonderful oddities. Some of our more unusual finds include a 2006 couples skating trophy, ornate hand carved wooden ship decorations, and even a wedding dress!

Participants are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle, hat, gloves, and sunscreen. While garbage bags and gloves are provided, you are welcome to bring your own items as well. Participants should also wear closed-toe shoes and layered clothing. Snacks, water, and trash bags are provided.

All events are drop-in. Registration is not required, but appreciated – see more info below. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.ebparks.org/get-involved/volunteer/coastal-cleanup or call (510) 544-2229.

Park District Coastal Cleanup Day Sites:

  • Crown Memorial State Beach, Alameda – Near Intersection of Otis and 8th streets, More Info
  • Crown Memorial State Beach, Alameda – Near Intersection of Park Street & Shoreline Dr., More Info
  • Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore – Fiesta Grande Picnic Site, More Info
  • Hayward Regional Shoreline, Hayward – West Winton Avenue Staging Area, More Info
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline, Oakland – Arrowhead Marsh Staging Area, More Info
  • Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, Richmond – Rydin Road Staging Area, More Info
  • Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Richmond – Giant Road Staging Area, More Info
  • Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline, Martinez – Cancelled this year due to current maintenance work

The East Bay Regional Park District is the largest regional park system in the nation, comprising 73 parks, 55 miles of shoreline, and over 1,300 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and environmental education. The Park District receives more than 25 million visits annually throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers