Cleanups To Date

Opportunities to participate will be updated here on a regular basis.

Upcoming Cleanups

  • Keep Capitola Salty
    1st. Saturday of every month
    Join Keep Capitola Salty for a cleanup.
    Meet at Esplanade Park at 9:00 am.
  • Save Our Shores
    • June 8, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — Beach cleanup at Cowell Beach!
      Registration is required
      Meet Up Location: Please meet us at the base of the stairs to Cowell Beach.
      Facilities & Accessibility: Restrooms and drinking fountains are available onsite. Metered lot and street parking is limited, so please plan accordingly.
    • June 15, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — Beach cleanup at Sunny Cove Beach!
      Registration is required
      Meet Up Location: Please meet us at the end of Johan’s Beach Drive at the main entrance to the beach.
      Facilities & Accessibility: There are no restrooms available, and no drinking fountains on site. Parking is limited, so please plan accordingly.
  • Coastal Watershed Council
  • Join us for Community Cleanups in the Pajaro Valley!

    Stay tuned for the release of the location community Service hours are given!

    • June 27, 2024
    • July 25, 2024
    • August 22, 2024
    • September 26, 2024
    • October 24, 2024
    • November 21, 2024
  • Every Monday Main Beach Cleanup in front of Board Walk at 8:00AM (join us!)

    "We really need the community to step up and help clean Main Beach, especially after Memorial Day. Today we found two dead sea birds, a dead sea otter pup along with what we regularly pick up, numerous cans, food packaging waste and cigarette butts."
    - citizen activist Donna Maurillo

Cleanups Accomplished

Cowell Beach Cleanup

April 30, 2023

Student Organizers Casey Christiansen from the Government and Community Relations’ Community Engagement Group along with the Theta Sorority worked together in support of National Volunteer Month.

20 USCS Students participated in this local cleanup, preventing nearly a 12 bags of litter and debris from entering the ocean. Way to go!

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