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Coastal and Bay Cleanup Day

General information

NEW! 2019 Coastal Cleanup Day sites are now live!

Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is an annual waterway and land cleanup held on the third Saturday of September. Tens of thousands of people across the State come together to help make our communities cleaner and healthier for people and animals.

San Mateo County coordinates CCD in partnership 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. Families are encouraged to bring their children, as this family-friendly event is a great opportunity to learn about litter and how to prevent pollution from ending up in our local streets and waterways.

How Do I Volunteer?

When: Saturday, September 21st, 2019 (third Saturday of September)
All cleanups are 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. unless otherwise noted below. 

Where: Over 40 sites throughout the Peninsula – sites listed below by City.

How to Register: Select a site below and RSVP directly with the site captain of each location.

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 - Carpool, bike, or take public transit to your closest location and bring your own buckets, gloves, and reusable water bottle to help reduce our overall footprint during the event! Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and bring sunscreen and/or a hat.
  • Day Of - Check-in at the site location sign-in table to receive direction from a site captain. 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 a site the day of the cleanup. If you are a large group, please contact the site captain at the location you are interested in volunteering at below.

 

Updated: July 30, 2019

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 onto 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) onto One Twin Pines Lane to City Hall Parking Lot.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Julie Freitas, (650) 595-7425, JFreitas@belmont.gov

BRISBANE

Name of Site: Harney Way
Meet up Location: Brisbane Marina; Behind the Sierra Point Yacht Club (500 Sierra Point Parkway)
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Directions & Other Information: There will be a shuttle from the Sierra Point Yacht Club to the cleanup site.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Bob Sage, bobsage@brisbaneca.org, (415) 508-2121

BURLINGAME

Name of Site: Burlingame Bayfront Site #1
Meet Up Location: 150 Anza Blvd. at Airport Blvd. (meet behind Embassy Suites Hotel)
Directions & Other Information: Meetup at 9:00 a.m. at 150 Anza Blvd. Behind the Embassy Suites Hotel. Bring a signed participation waiver, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and sturdy shoes. Breakfast, refreshments, gloves, and trash bags will be provided. Go to our website for more info.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Laura.suarez@veolia.com, (650) 333-5984
Click Here to Register

Name of Site: Burlingame Bayfront Site #2
Meet Up Location: At Millbrae Ave and Old Bayshore Highway
Directions & Other Information: Proceed east from highway 101 on Millbrae Ave and park directly in front of the intersection near the Marriott Hotel. 
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Stephen Kramer, (650) 477-0172
Click Here to Register

Name of Site: Mills Creek
Meet up Location:  826 Burlway Road, Burlingame
Directions & Other Information: Meet in the parking lot.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: 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 the coastline. Turn right on Skyline Blvd North and in 1/3 mile turn left onto Olympic Way.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: 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).
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact: info@pacificbeachcoalition.org 
Click Here to Register

EL GRANADA

Name of Site:  Mirada Surf
Meet up Location:  Trailhead entrance at Magellan Avenue and Hwy 1
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.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Cathy Schultz, cathyschultz333@yahoo.com

FOSTER CITY

Name of Site: Little Coyote Point
Meet Up Location: Meet at Little Coyote Point at Bay Beach Trail
Directions & Other Information: Contact site captain for details.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Nazar, iee.aeo@ols-med.net

Name of Site:  Marina Lagoon 1 
Meet up Location:  Rock Harbor Ln. and Port Royal Ave.
Directions & Other Information: There is a small park on the Bay Trail opposite 56 Port Royal. Park on Port Royal or designated areas near the rental office for Lantern Cove Apartments.  
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Rick Sakuda,  (650) 773-9171, rkscpa@gmail.com

Name of Site:  Marina Lagoon 3
Meet up Location:  Virgo Ln. and Beach Park Blvd. (near 300 Beach Park Blvd.)
Directions & Other Information: Contact the site captain for additional details.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Rick Sakuda,  (650) 773-9171, rkscpa@gmail.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 Ave. just north of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1. At the end of Youngs Ave. there is a state park entrance station where they charge a fee for day-use parking (volunteers may be exempted from parking fees, check with your site captain).

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 Ave.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Peggy Ruse, 650-465-2664 pfruse@gmail.com

Name of Site: Pillar Point Harbor
Meet up Location: Pillar Point Harbor Master Office, 1 Johnson Pier
Directions & Other Information: Bring extra layers, a hat, sunblock, water, and snacks. 
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: info@pacificbeachcoalition.org 
Click Here to Register

Name of Site: Poplar Beach
Meet Up Location: Parking Lot at the 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.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact: Coastside Land Trust, info@coastsidelandtrust.org, (650) 762-5056

Name of Site: Roosevelt Beach
Meet Up Location: Meet at the north end of Dunes Beach parking lot at the end of Young Ave.
Directions & Other Information: Dunes/Roosevelt State Beach signs are on Highway 1 at Young Ave.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Shell Cleave (Sea Hugger),  shell@seahugger.org, (650) 302-9049

Name of Site: Surfer’s Beach
Meet Up Location: Meet at the south jetty by the RV park on the coastal trail. North of Surfer’s Beach.
Directions & Other Information: Contact the site captain for additional details.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact: info@pacificbeachcoalition.org 
Click Here to Register

Name of Site:  Tunitas Creek Beach
Meet up Location:  Hwy 1 turnout south of Tunitas Creek Rd. A table will be set-up at the turnout.
Directions & Other Information: If you are mapping the address use 5600 Tunitas Creek Rd. and then head south on Hwy 1 about a 1/8mi. Park at the South Entrance Hwy 1 Turn-Out (south of Tunitas Creek Rd. just over the bridge)
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Brandy Chenoweth, aloha@tlclocals.com, 650-479-5599
Click Here to Register

MENLO PARK

Name of Site: Bedwell Bayfront Park
Meet up Location: 1600 Marsh Rd at Bayfront Expwy, Menlo Park
Directions & Other Information: Meet in the parking lot where the restrooms are located.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own gloves, bucket, and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Davena Gentry (650) 814-3412 davena@serenogroup.com

Name of Site: San Francisquito Creek
Meet up Location: 1 Alma Street, Menlo Park
Directions & Other Information: The group will meet at the park at the intersection of Alma Street and East Creek Drive in Menlo Park.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Jeremy Merckling, jeremy@grassrootsecology.org 
Click Here to Register

MILLBRAE

Name of Site: Central Park
Meet up Location: Central Park, Millbrae – Intersection of Palm Avenue and Lansdale Avenue
Directions & Other Information: From 101: Take Millbrae Avenue exit and head east towards Millbrae Avenue. Turn Right on Palm Avenue. Park will be on the left.

From 280 South: Take Larkspur Drive exit and head west (left) towards Larkspur Drive. Turn right onto Helen Drive. Turn right onto Laurel Avenue. Turn left onto Richmond Drive. Turn right onto Palm Avenue. Park will be on the right. From 280 North: Take Millbrae Avenue exit and head east (turn right) onto Millbrae Avenue. Turn left onto Palm Avenue. Park will be on the left.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Cliff Ly, (650) 259-2397, CLy@ci.millbrae.ca.us

MONTARA

Name of Site: Gray Whale Cove
Meet up Location: Parking lot across the street from Gray Whale Cove, Highway 1, look for pop up tent
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.
Please leave earlier than you’d typically plan to in order to arrive in Half Moon Bay. Traffic into Half Moon Bay is unpredictable.
Get Google Map Directions to Gray Whale Cove
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: info@pacificbeachcoalition.org 
Click Here to Register

Name of Site:  Montara State Beach
Meet up Location:  Cabrillo Highway, Highway 1. Meet at the parking lot next to the right of Costanera Restaurant.
Directions & Other Information: Parking is free. Find us under the blue flag on the far side of the parking lot near the bluff. Cleanup ends at 11am.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Valerie Dubois, valerie@pacificbeachcoalition.org
Click Here to Register

PACIFICA

Note: All Pacifica cleanups are from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Name of Site:  Linda Mar State Beach
Meet up Location:  Meet in the parking lot just north of Taco Bell.
Directions & Other Information: N/A
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Contact information: Jim Fithian, Pacifica Beach Coalition, Jim@pacificbeachcoalition.org
Click Here to Register

Name of Site:  Manor/Esplanade Bluff
Meet up Location: Meet at the Manor Safeway store entrance. 
Directions & Other Information: N/A
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact: Pacifica Beach Coalition, info@pacificbeachcoalition.org
Click Here to Register

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 the precaution of the blind spots where the road bends when deciding where to park and walking along the roadside and sidewalks. 
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Contact information: Pacifica Beach Coalition, info@pacificbeachcoalition.org
Click Here to Register

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). 
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact: Pacifica Beach Coalition, info@pacificbeachcoalition.org
Click Here to Register

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. 
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact: Pacifica Beach Coalition, info@pacificbeachcoalition.org
Click Here to Register

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. 
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact: Pacifica Beach Coalition, info@pacificbeachcoalition.org
Click Here to Register

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.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Tiff Murzi-Moyce, Marine Science Institute, 650-364-2760, or tiff@sfbaymsi.org
Click Here to Register

REDWOOD CITY

Name of Site: City of Redwood City
Meet Up Location: Public Works Services, 1400 Broadway 
Directions & Other Information: Cleanups will occur at various locations throughout the City. 
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact: City of Redwood City, Public Works, (650) 780-7464

Name of Site: Redwood High School
Meet up Location: 1968 Old County Road located between Whipple and Brittain.
Directions & Other Information: Meet in Redwood High School parking lot, the registration table will be in the back corner.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain:  Chris Beetley-Hagler, cbeetleyhagler@seq.org

SAN BRUNO

Name of Site: Posy Park
Meet Up Location: Corner of Huntington Drive and San Mateo Ave near Caltrain Station.
Directions & Other Information: Parking is allowed at Artichoke Joe’s.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Irene O’Connell, IOConnell@sanbruno.ca.gov.
Click Here to Register

SAN GREGORIO

Name of Site: San Gregorio State Beach
Meet up Location:  Parking lot, San Gregorio Beach, just south of the 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. Parking is free for cleanup volunteers.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Neil Panton, sgerc@sanmateo.org, (650) 726-2499

SAN MATEO

Name of Site:  Marina Lagoon 2 
Meet up Location:  La Selva St. and Los Prados St. (near 3401 La Selva St.)
Directions & Other Information:  Near 3401 La Selva St., (do not go to La Selva and Los Prados near Marina Market) just inside the path that leads to the Bay Trail. 
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Rick Sakuda, (650) 773-9171, rkscpa@gmail.com

Name of Site:  Ryder Park: City of San Mateo Bayfront Cleanup
Meet up Location: Ryder Park: 1801 J Hart Clinton Dr.
Directions & Other Information: Take the E. 3rd Ave Exit off of Hwy 101 go east Ryder Park is 1/4 mile down on the Bayfront side.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Roxanne Murray, rmurray@cityofsanmateo.org, (650) 522-7346

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

Name of Site: Bay Trail, City of South San Francisco
Meet up Location: End of Haskins Way
Directions & Other Information: Meeting location is near the cul-de-sac at the end of Haskins Way, at the Bay Trail.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Greg Mediati, Greg.Mediati@ssf.net

Name of Site: Colma Creek
Meet up Location: 180 Utah Avenue (at the bridge)
Directions & Other Information:  From Highway 101 South take exit 424 toward S. Airport Blvd. 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. Wear clothes/shoes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Reusable Reminder: Please bring your own bucket and water bottle to help make a bigger pollution prevention impact at the event!
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Aaron Francis, (650) 363-1872, aafrancis@smcgov.org

Name of Site: Oyster Point Marina and Yacht Club
Meet up Location: Oyster Point Yacht Club, 911 Marina Blvd., South San Francisco
Directions & Other Information: Check-in and registration is at 8:30 a.m. Clean up is from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Oyster Point Yacht Club will sponsor refreshments and an Open House and BBQ following the event.
Registration Contact/Site Captain: Bruce McPhillips, rearcommodore@opyc.com

School Cleanups

Schools and classrooms can get involved, too! This is a perfect way to teach our next generation how litter pollution impacts our community and environment. San Mateo County encourages educators to conduct a school area cleanup the Friday before Coastal Cleanup Day (Friday, September 20th, 2019).

We will provide all the supplies you need and count your students among the thousands that participate in this cleanup worldwide. Please email us for more information.

Special Thank Yous

Thank you to our 2019 Statewide and Local Partners!

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