Annual Coastal Cleanup Day
is returning on Saturday, September 17, 2022!

Join 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. Trash and pollution impacts the health of our marine, coastal, and terrestrial ecosystems. We hope you will join us as we come together as a community to make the Monterey Bay a healthier place for all!

Site Captain invite

Take your volunteer enthusiasm to the next level! Showcase your leadership skills and sign up to be a site captain this Annual Coastal Cleanup Day!

This event would not be possible without dedicated people who support volunteers and lead our cleanup sites. Training and cleanup supplies are provided by Save Our Shores, sign up today!

Join the Monterey Bay Region’s Biggest Annual Volunteer Effort!

Step 1: Register to volunteer at your favorite outdoor space. Each site has details on the registration form for the check in location. If you do not see a site listed it means that location is full, please choose another site. If you have a large group please contact before you register to ensure there is space at your desired location.

Step 2: Download the free Clean Swell App from the Ocean Conservancy to collect data on the types of trash you find. Once downloaded create a login and sign in to the app to ensure it works properly. If you are unable to download the app, paper data cards will be available at all cleanup locations.

Step 3: Complete a waiver and bring it with you to the event. Having this completed in advance will save you time when you arrive at the cleanup. Waivers are available in English and SpanishIf you are unable to complete the waiver in advance, waivers will be available for you at the event.

*Minors must have a waiver completed by a parent or guardian. 

Three women sign waivers on a picnic table near green grass and trash cans.
A couple dozen Alain Pinel Realtor team members throw their hands up in celebration on the beach after a beach cleanup.

Step 4: Bring your own gear if you have it! Help us reduce our use of disposables by bringing work gloves, buckets, and trash grabbers. If you do not have supplies, disposable gloves and trash bags will be available at all locations. 

Don’t forget to take care of yourself too! Bring a filled reusable water bottle, plastic-free snacks, sun protection, and closed toed shoes so you are ready to take on the day in comfort. 

It shore is going to be a swell day, sea you there!

Unable to join the cleanup effort on September 17th, 2022?

Conduct a self guided 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, follow the safety steps below, and head out to your favorite spot. 

Thank you to our ACC 2022 Sponsors!

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.