When: September 2020
Where: Choose a Bay shoreline, beach, creek, park, storm drain, or city street near you. Make sure your cleanup location is open to the public and away from large crowds.
Since these cleanups are self-directed, you will be responsible for disposing of the trash at your residence.
Why: Trash pollution has gotten worse during the pandemic due to a sharp increase in the use of plastic bags, takeout containers, and other single-use items, like gloves and masks. Now more than ever, it’s essential for us to fight (and track) the rising tide of trash pollution—September 2020 may be the most important Coastal Cleanup "Day" yet!
(If you don't have a smartphone, you can use a printable tally sheet instead).
When you arrive at your cleanup site, use the Swell app to track the quantity of each trash item type you find.
What to put in your cleanup kit:
Make sure to wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
Important safety precautions:
Below is a map of some of our favorite cleanup locations. Please make sure to check if your chosen location is open to the public before heading to your cleanup site. Depending on the timing, some parks and shoreline areas may not be accessible due to wildfires or COVID-19.
If you have questions, please email Cole Burchiel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By participating you understand and agree that neither San Francisco Baykeeper, the State of California, California Coastal Commission, nor associated jurisdictions may be held liable or responsible in any way for any injury, death, or other damages to you or your family, heirs, or assigns that may occur as a result of your participation, or as a result of product liability or the negligence, whether passive or active, of any party in connection with the cleanups.