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River Cleanup @ San Lorenzo River Levee

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Save Our Shores for a cleanup along the San Lorenzo River levee this Earth Day weekend!

Registration is required.

Meet Up Location: Please meet us on the river levee near the Mimi De Marta Dog Park, 119 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Cleanup will take place on both sides of the river between Laurel St and Soquel Ave.

Facilities & Accessibility: There are no restrooms or drinking fountains on site. Limited street parking, but there is metered street parking and pay parking garages available downtown.

How to Prepare:

  • All volunteers must register to participate, register here.
  • We recommend that all volunteers wear closed-toed shoes, dress in layers, wear sun protection, and bring a filled reusable water bottle. Save Our Shores encourages volunteers to avoid single-use plastics at our cleanups.
  • All cleanup materials are provided, including buckets, grabbers, and gloves. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own.
  • You can download the Save Our Shores Marine Tally App (AppleGoogle) in advance of the cleanup and use it to record the debris you collect, or you can use the paper data cards that we will provide at the event.
  • Every participant must complete a volunteer waiver. We will have waivers available at the event, however, participants are encouraged to complete this paperwork in advance to save time and bring it with you on the day of the event. Anyone under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian’s signature on this document.
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult (guardian) for the duration of the event.

If you have additional questions, please check our FAQ page.


This event is held in partnership with the City of Santa Cruz.


Save Our Shores


San Lorenzo River @ Laurel St
119 Broadway
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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