Coastal Cleanup Day - Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Note: Baykeeper's Coastal Cleanup Day cleanup at India Basin is currently full, but there are plenty of open cleanups to choose from around the Bay Area. Visit the California Coastal Commission's website for  details.

Baykeeper is hosting our annual cleanup at India Basin Shoreline Park on Saturday, September 21, 2019, to target the serious trash problem that disproportionately affects San Francisco's eastern shoreline. California Coastal Cleanup Day is the state's largest single effort to remove the trash that has accumulated on beaches and shorelines over the past year, bringing tens of thousands of volunteers out annually to protect the wildlife and habitat that can be damaged by trash pollution.

When: The cleanup runs from 9am to 12:30pm on Saturday, September 21.

Where: India Basin Shoreline Park is located in San Francisco's Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood (see map, below).

We encourage participants to carpool or take public transportation. Limited parking is available in the park, and fills early. Nearby street parking is available in the neighborhood. The park is located at Hunters Point Boulevard and Hawes, and is accessible by MUNI lines 19 and 44. Note: There are two entrances to India Basin Shoreline Park at Hunters Point Boulevard -- Look for the park entrance with the Baykeeper flag.

What to bring: Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, buckets, and water bottles. There will be gloves and trash bags available for those who do not have their own. Please wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

Volunteers will be required to sign a waiver form at the event. You may download a copy here. Please sign and return to Waivers will also be available on the day of the event. Note: all participants under the age of 18 who are not attending this cleanup with a legal guardian must have a completed waiver submitted before Coastal Cleanup Day.

We're also encouraging volunteers to download the Ocean Conservancy Clean Swell app (available for Android and iOS) to help track the trash we pick up at the cleanup.

For more details, please refer to this document. If you have questions, please email Cole Burchiel at