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Coastal and Bay Cleanup Day

General information

Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is an annual waterway and land cleanup held on the third Saturday of September. It’s California’s largest volunteer event and brings community awareness to cleaning up and protecting our marine environment.

San Mateo County coordinates CCD in conjunction with the California Coastal Commission, Ocean Conservancy, and many statewide and local partners (see below).

Cleanups are held all over San Mateo County at beaches, creeks, waterways, parks and neighborhoods. This family-friendly event is a great opportunity to educate residents about litter and how to stop it from ending up in our local streets and waterways. 

How Do I Volunteer?

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 (third Saturday of September)

Where: Over 30 sites throughout the Peninsula – see list of sites below by City.

Prepare for the event:

  • ​Waiver Forms - Every participant is required to sign a waiver form. To make your check in faster, print, sign and bring the following waiver form with you on the day of the event. All volunteers under the age of 18 must have the waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian before participating in a cleanup.
  • Bring/Wear - Your own buckets, gloves, and reusable water bottle. Help reduce our overall footprint during the event! Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and bring sunscreen or a hat.
  • Day Of - Listen to the safety orientation, have fun and be safe! Post your photos with the hashtag #CCDSMC and tag @SMCHealth so we can share them on Facebook and Twitter.

Locations

Volunteers can pre-register or register at sites the day of the cleanup. If you are a large group, please contact the site captain first.

Sites marked in green are in most need of volunteers.

Updated: August 14, 2017

BELMONT

Name of Site: City of Belmont
Meet up Location:  In front of City Hall, One Twin Pines Lane, Belmont.
Directions & Other Information:  Coming from 280: Exit HW 92 east. Exit Ralston Ave and turn left onto Ralston Avenue. Turn Right into One Twin Pines Lane to City Hall Parking Lot. Coming from 101: Exit Ralston Ave and go west onto Ralston Avenue. Turn left (just after Sixth Avenue) into One Twin Pines Lane to City Hall Parking Lot.
Contact information: Diane Lynn, (650) 595-7425, dlynn@belmont.gov

BRISBANE

Name of Site: Brisbane Lagoon
Meet up Location: Fisherman’s Park at the corner of Tunnel Avenue & Sierra Point Parkway in Brisbane.
Directions & Other Information: From US 101 S, by taking the exit 426 for Sierra Point Parkway. From 101 N, take exit 426 B for Sierra Point Parkway then take a sharp left onto Sierra Point Parkway. More information here.
Contact information: Brisbane Parks & Recreation, (415) 508-2144

BURLINGAME

Name of Site: Burlingame Bayfront East
Meet up Location:  Burlingame Bayfront Trail at Peninsula Park Pier, 150 Anza Blvd. at Airport Blvd. (meet behind Embassy Suites Hotel)
​Directions & Other Information: ​ This is one of two locations. Meet up at 9:00 a.m. at 150 Anza Blvd. behind the Embassy Suites Hotel at the Peninsula Park Pier. Bring Participation Waiver, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses, and wear sturdy shoes. Water, gloves, trash bags, and refreshments will be provided. Go to our website for more info.
Contact information: Carolyn Critz, (650) 826-1554, carolyn.critz@veolia.com

Name of Site: Burlingame Bayfront West
Meet up Location:  1308 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame (meet behind the old theater)
​Directions & Other Information: ​ This is one of two locations. Meet up at 9:00 a.m. at 1308 Bayshore Hwy. behind old theater, bring Participation Waiver, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses, and wear sturdy shoes. Water, gloves, trash bags, and refreshments will be provided. Go to our website for more info.
Contact information: Carolyn Critz, (650) 826-1554, carolyn.critz@veolia.com

Name of Site: Mills Creek
Meet up Location:  826 Burlway Road, Burlingame
​Directions & Other Information:
Contact information: John Del Bono, jdelbono@sfopera.com

DALY CITY

Name of Site:  Thornton State Beach
Meet up Location:  Olympic Way off Skyline Blvd in Daly city
Directions & Other Information: From interstate 280 exit John Daly Blvd in Daly City. Head west to coastline. Turn right on skyline Blvd North and in 1/3 mile turn left onto Olympic Way.
Contact information: David Sondergeld, (415) 602-7847, dsonder@mindspring.com

Name of Site:  Mussel Rock
Meet up Location:  Mussel Rock parking lot.
Directions & Other Information:  At the end of Westline Drive (120 Westline Drive). Click here to register for this site
Contact information: Helen Nicely, Pacifica Beach Coalition, helennicely@hotmail.com

EAST PALO ALTO

Name of Site:  Cooley Landing
Meet up Location:  Cooley Landing Education Center, 2100 Bay Road, East Palo Alto
Directions & Other Information:  The park is located at the very end of Bay Road, East Palo Alto. Once on Bay Road, continue to the San Francisco Bay until it dead ends at Cooley Landing. You will pass a PG&E Substation and Ravenswood Open Space Preserve. Once in the park, there are two parking lots. We meet at the furthest parking lot upon entering near the Cooley Landing Education Center.
Contact information: Sara Witt, sara@grassrootsecology.org

EL GRANADA

Name of Site:  Mirada Surf / Surfer’s Beach
Meet up Location:  Trailhead entrance at Magellan Avenue
Directions & Other Information: From Half Moon Bay at Hwy 92: Proceed north on Hwy 1 for approximately 3 miles to Magellan Avenue, turn left onto Magellan and proceed 50 yards to meeting location. From Montara/Pacifica and points north: South on Hwy 1 from Montara approximately 4.8 miles (just past Coronado stoplight) to Magellan Avenue, turn right onto Magellan and proceed 50 yards to meeting location. Note: The Miramar Restaurant will be directly ahead of the location on Magellan. Free parking along the street, but no parking at the restaurant.
Contact information: Cathy Schultz, cathyschultz333@yahoo.com

HALF MOON BAY

Name of Site: Dunes Beach
Meet up Location: Parking Lot of Dunes Beach near restrooms
Directions & Other Information:  From Half Moon Bay, drive north on Highway 1 for a few miles until you see a sign for Dunes Beach on your right. Take a left here (there is a left lane turnout). To reach the parking area turn onto Youngs Road just north of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1. At the end of Youngs Road there is a state park entrance station where they charge a fee for day-use parking (pay with an envelope if the shack is closed). From Pacifica, drive south on Highway 1, pass through Montana and Moss Beach, past the small airport, past Pillar Point Harbor and take the right onto Youngs Road.
Contact information: Peggy Ruse, pfruse@earthlink.net 

Name of Site: Pillar Point Harbor
Meet up Location: Pillar Point Harbor Master Office, 1 Johnson Pier
Directions & Other Information: There will be two cleanup locations, one at Mavericks and one at Pillar Point. Click here to register for this site
Contact information: Celine Gerakin, celine@pacificabeachcoalition.org

Name of Site: Poplar Beach
Meet up Location: Parking Lot at west end of Poplar Street
Directions & Other Information: Hwy 1 in Half Moon Bay, turn west toward the ocean on Poplar Street, go to the end of the street.
Contact information: Coastside Land Trust, info@coastsidelandtrust.org

Name of Site:  Tunitas Creek Beach
Meet up Location:  Tunitas Creek Rd. @ Hwy 1. Park on Tunitas Creek Rd.
Directions & Other Information: About 8 miles south of Hwy 92 @ Hwy 1. Click here to register for this site
Contact information: Brandy Chenoweth, aloha@tlclocals.com

MENLO PARK

Name of Site: Bedwell Bayfront Park, Menlo Park
Meet up Location: Bayfront Expwy and Marsh Rd. 
Directions & Other Information: Meet at the 2nd parking lot, nearest restrooms.
Contact information: Davena Gentry (650) 814-3412 davena@serenogroup.com

Name of Site: San Francisquito Creek at Alma Street, Menlo Park
Meet up Location: 1 Alma Street, Menlo Park, at the park near the intersection of East Creek Drive and Alma Street
Directions & Other Information: Sign up for this event here
Contact information for Site: Erin Banks Rusby, erin@grassrootsecology.org

MILLBRAE

Name of Site: Central Park
Meet up Location: Front of Central Park alongside Palm Avenue. (Lansdale Avenue directly faces Central Park)
Directions & Other Information: N/A
Contact information: Cliff Ly, (650) 259-2397, CLy@ci.millbrae.ca.us

MONTARA

Name of Site: Gray Whale Cove
Meet up Location: Parking lot across street from Gray Whale Cove, Highway 1
Directions & Other Information: From HMB at Hwy 92: Take Hwy 1 north about 9.5 miles. The parking lot is on your right. From Pacifica: Take Hwy 1 south about 3 miles, the parking lot is on your left. More information here.
Contact information: Tiff Murzi-Moyce, (650) 364-2760 x16, tiff@sfbaymsi.org

Name of Site:  Montara State Beach
Meet up Location:  Cabrillo Highway near 2nd Street. Meet in the Parking lot just to the right (North) of La Costanera restaurant (NOT the dirt lot further North)
Directions & Other Information: From Hwy 92 in Half Moon Bay, go north about 8 miles. Parking area is on your left. Please do not park at the restaurant. Click here to register for this site
Contact information: Wendy Stokes, (650) 796-2532, wen@montarabeach.com

PACIFICA

Name of Site:  Linda Mar State Beach
Meet up Location:  Meet in the parking lot just north of Taco Bell.
Directions & Other Information: Click here to register for this site
Contact information: Jim Fithian and Ana Garcia, Pacifica Beach Coalition, jimfithian1234@yahoo.com  or anamag123@gmail.com

Name of Site:  Manor/Esplanade Bluff
Meet up Location: Meet at the Manor Safeway store entrance. 
Directions & Other Information: Click here to register for this site
Contact information: Pacifica Beach Coalition, info@pacificabeachcoalition.org

Name of Site:  Roberts Road
Meet up Location:  South of the gray condominiums overlooking Linda Mar Beach.
Directions & Other Information: Lots of free parking along both sides of Roberts Road.  Be aware of and take precaution of the blind spots where the road bends when deciding where to park and walking along the roadside and sidewalks. Click here to register for this site
Contact information: Pacifica Beach Coalition, info@pacificabeachcoalition.org

Name of Site:  Rockaway Beach
Meet up Location:  Parking Lot at San Marlo Way
Directions & Other Information: North parking lot in the corner by the Best Western hotel (this is the lot from Rockaway to the Quarry). Click here to register for this site
Contact information: Pacifica Beach Coalition, info@pacificabeachcoalition.org

Name of Site:  San Pedro Creek Watershed
Meet up Location:  North end of Pedro Point Shopping Center
Directions & Other Information:  North end of Pedro Point shopping center just south of Taco Bell off Hwy 1. Click here to register for this site
Contact information: Pacifica Beach Coalition, info@pacificabeachcoalition.org

Name of Site:  Sharp Park Beach
Meet up Location:  Near picnic tables on Beach Blvd. @ Clarendon
Directions & Other Information: Meet at the start of the levee near the picnic tables on Beach Blvd at Clarendon just south of the Pacifica Pier. Click here to register for this site
Contact information: Pacifica Beach Coalition, info@pacificabeachcoalition.org

PESCADERO

Name of Site: Pescadero State Beach
Meet Up Location: North Parking lot of Beach. 18253 Cabrillo Hwy
Directions & Other Information: From Hwy 92 and Hwy 1 in Half Moon Bay, proceed south on Hwy 1 for 15.2 miles. The beach parking lot will be on the right side. More information here.
Contact information:  Tiff Murzi-Moyce, (650) 364-2760 x16, tiff@sfbaymsi.org

REDWOOD CITY

Name of Site: City of Redwood City
Meet Up Location: Public Works Services, 1400 Broadway
Directions & Other Information: N/A
Contact information: Veronica Diaz, (650) 780-7300, vdiaz@redwoodcity.org

Name of Site: Redwood High School
Meet up Location: Meet in Redwood High School parking lot, 1968 Old County Road located between Whipple and Brittain.
Directions & Other Information: School is under construction, so please park on street and walk through gates to check-in table at back of parking lot.
Contact information:  Chris Beetley-Hagler, cbeetleyhagler@seq.org

SAN BRUNO

Name of Site: Posy Park
Meet Up Location: Corner of Huntington and San Mateo Ave near Caltrain Station.
Directions & Other Information:  Parking available at Artichoke Joe’s.
Contact information: Irene O’Connell, (650) 589-9985, IOConnell@sanbruno.ca.gov.

SAN GREGORIO

Name of Site: San Gregorio State Beach
Meet up Location:  Parking lot, San Gregorio Beach, just south of intersection of Highway 84 and Highway 1.
Directions & Other Information:  From Half Moon Bay, 10 miles south on Highway 1; From Highway 280 and Woodside Road Park & Ride, 23 miles west.
Contact information: Neil Panton, sgerc@sanmateo.org

SAN MATEO

Name of Site:  Coyote Point Park
Meet up Location:  “Old Beach” Coyote Point Recreation Area, 1701 Coyote Point, San Mateo
Directions & Other Information: More information about Park here: www.smcoparks.org
Contact information: Park Ranger, (650) 573 2592

Name of Site:  Ryder Park: City of San Mateo Bayfront Cleanup
Meet up Location: Ryder Park: 1801 J Hart Clinton (E. 3rd Ave), San Mateo
Directions & Other Information: From 101 take the 3rd Ave Exit, go east approximately ¼ mile Ryder Park in on the left hand side of the street. Registration at event: 7:30 to 9:00 am – Cleanup 8:00 am to Noon. Prizes for the “Butts Out Contest” (most cigarette butts collected by weight). Prizes for the “Catch of the Day Contest” (most unusual fines). Thank You BBQ immediately following cleanup for all volunteers. More information here: http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/volunteer
Contact information: Donna Divodi, (650) 522-7277, dvodi@cityofsanmateo.org

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

Name of Site: Bay Trail, City of South San Francisco
Meet up Location: End of Haskins Way
Directions & Other Information: From Highway 101, drive east on East Grand Avenue. Drive 1.2 miles, and turn right onto Haskins Way. The clean-up site will begin on the Bay Trail at the end of Haskins Way. Street parking is available.
Contact information: Greg Mediati, Greg.Mediati@ssf.net

Name of Site: Colma Creek
Meet up Location: Utah Avenue Bridge, Near 180 Utah Avenue
Directions & Other Information:  From Highway 101 South take exit 424 toward S. Airport Boulevard. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for S. Airport Blvd and merge onto Produce. Turn right toward S. Airport Blvd. Turn right at the 1st intersection onto S. Airport Blvd. Turn left onto Utah Ave. From US-101 North take exit 424 for S. Airport Blvd. Take a sharp right onto S. Airport Blvd. Turn left onto Utah Ave.
Contact information: Aaron Francis, (650) 363-1872, aafrancis@smcgov.org

Name of Site: Oyster Point Marina / Park
Meet up Location: 95 Harbormaster Rd. #1, South San Francisco, CA
Directions & Other Information: N/A
Contact information: Rebecca McCoy,  rmccoy@smharbor.com

Special Thank Yous

Thank you to our 2017 Statewide and Local Partners!

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