Coastal Cleanup Day

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Come join The Watershed Project and the City of Albany to help clean up our shorelines and creeks during the 28th California Coastal Cleanup Day!

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers from over all over the world unite in one of our planet’s largest efforts to help cleanup marine debris. In the past, International Coastal Cleanup Day has worked to help bring together people from all walks of life in an effort to clear out millions of tons of trash from our creeks, rivers, and shorelines each year. Last year, California led the nation with the most volunteers (82,500) and over 1,200,000 pounds of trash! Help us surpass that mark!

Click to Register for the cleanup at the Albany Bulb.

All cleanup supplies are provided – bucket, gloves, data card, pencil, etc. However, in an effort to make this a less wasteful event, we encourage everyone to bring their own refillable water bottle, bucket and gloves. For safety, wear closed-toed shoes to avoid stepping on anything sharp. And be sure to remember a hat and sunscreen for proper sun protection.

Small sifters and rakes are great for kids so that they can spend time looking for marine debris around the beach area.

In addition to the cleanup, we also provide data cards, which are used by volunteers to indicate which type of trash they come across most often. The data is then collected and sent to the California Coastal Commission who uses the information to help generate ways to reduce certain types of marine debris. We will have great prizes donated from local businesses for volunteers that fill out a data card.

For more information about the impacts of data collection and Coastal Cleanup Day: read more

Waiver forms: Each volunteer must have a signed waiver form to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To save time at the registration table, you can download the waivers here and bring them with you to the event:

Download the Waiver in English click here

Download the waiver in Spanish click here

Call to Kayakers! We are looking for 15 experienced kayakers to join the Flotsam Flotilla and help clean up the mess that has already reached the Bay. We have kayaks for a handful of 'yakers' on a first come, first served basis and we are looking for experienced kayakers to join us in their own boat. If you are interested, please contact us at (510) 665-3430

Support for this event is provided by The Watershed Project, REI, and The California Coastal Commission.


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