1. 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.
Note that since these cleanups are self-directed, you will be responsible for disposing of the trash at your residence.
2. 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 monitor these increases and fight the rising tide of trash pollution.
If you don't have a smartphone, you can use the desktop version of The Water Reporter.
By following San Francisco Baykeeper you can share before and after cleanup photos and collect critical data to help Baykeeper's advocacy efforts.
4. What to plan for your cleanup kit:
5. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liability waiver: By participating you understand and agree that neither San Francisco Baykeeper 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.