Beach Cleanups & COVID 19
Due to ongoing restrictions of group events, we remain unable to host public beach cleanups or other group events until further notice. For information on how to safely conduct cleanups at this time, please visit our Solo Beach Cleanups page.
Sponsor A Cleanup
Help protect our ocean, waves and beaches by sponsoring a public cleanup or hosting a private one. Sponsoring a cleanup helps establish your company as a good corporate citizen and encourages brand loyalty. Cleanups also provide employees with a fun, accessible way to engage with their community, as well as strengthen employee team building and morale.
DO YOUR PART
Join us this month, and help us Rise Above Plastics by bringing your own reusable supplies and reducing your plastic footprint!
Reusable bags, buckets, gloves and grabbers will be available for those who do not have their own supplies. Wear comfortable clothes, closed toed shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Also, don’t forget your reusable cup or bottle to stay hydrated (single-use plastic bottles are highly discouraged!)
PREPARE YOUR GROUP
Remind everyone to wear comfortable clothes, closed toed shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Don’t forget your reusable cup or bottle, and skip the lines by downloading and filling out the group waiver ahead of time! Also, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the tally sheet we ask volunteers to use during our cleanups.
BEACH CLEANUP DATA
With your help, we collect data at beach cleanups to determine the main sources of pollution on our shores. This data informs our education and policy efforts to prevent trash from reaching the beach in the first place. At the end of each year, we combine data with San Diego Coastkeeper and publish a detailed report on our cleanup findings.
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