Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is returning on Saturday, September 18, 2021!


Join thousands of volunteers around the world for the largest cleanup event of the year! 

Each year Save Our Shores coordinates over 60 cleanup sites around the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, from the coast to our inland parks and waterways. 

Sign up to be a site captain!
Site captains are enthusiastic cleanup leaders, who take charge of a cleanup at one of our designated sites. Sign up today to lead a cleanup at your favorite beach, river, or park! Site captain registration is first come first serve, so if a location is not listed that means someone else has already signed up to be the site captain. 

Stay tuned for more information on how you can volunteer during this year’s Annual Coastal Cleanup Day!

Unable to join the cleanup effort on September 18th, 2021?

You can conduct a cleanup whenever and wherever you can during the whole month of September! Simply download the Clean Swell App to collect data on the types of trash you find and head out to your favorite spot. 

Thank you to our ACC 2021 Sponsors!

Spread the love of stewardship by sharing photos, videos, and stories from your cleanups! Use the form below and/or (if you have a public Instagram account) post to your Instagram feed, tag @SaveOurShores, and use the hashtags #SOSACC2021 and #ProtectYourHappyPlace which will direct your post to be added to our ACC 2021 gallery (below).

If you find something strange, bizarre, or just downright hilarious, upload and choose “Most Unusual Find” in the dropdown or post to Instagram with the hashtag #MostUnusualFinds and tag @SaveOurShores!

Share youre photos, videos, & stories!

By participating you understand and agree that neither Save Our Shores, 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.