January 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
San Lorenzo River
Santa Cruz
Krista Rogers

Join Save Our Shores and our community partners for a cleanup of the San Lorenzo River!

Registration is required.

Join one of seven cleanup locations along the San Lorenzo River from the river mouth to Sycamore Grove! Each cleanup group along the Santa Cruz Riverwalk will clean the east and west sides of the river between two bridges from the river mouth up to Highway 1. Tannery and Sycamore Grove cleanup groups will focus only on the west river bank. For a map of exact meeting locations and site contacts, click here.

How to Prepare:

  • 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. 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.


Covid-19 Safety Instructions:

  • Do not attend this event if you are currently testing positive for Covid-19, experiencing known symptoms of Covid-19, or believe you have been exposed to Covid-19. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you should complete a 5 day quarantine and receive a negative test result before attending an event.
  • Participants should maintain a social distance of 6ft from others as much as possible.
  • Participants should avoid touching surfaces, and don’t touch your face.
  • Participants should wash your hands as soon as possible with soap and warm water. Use hand sanitizer until it is possible to wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Gloves should be worn at all times while collecting debris.  If you use reusable gloves, remove and wash them immediately. To remove gloves safely, pull glove off at your wrist and pull down toward your fingers to help turn the gloves inside out. Throw disposable gloves away immediately after use.
  • Participants should not pick up Personal Protective Equipment unless you can do so safely with a grabber.

Thank you to our community partners:

  • City of Santa Cruz
  • Coastal Watershed Council
  • Save the Waves
  • Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary
  • Benchland Estuary Stewardship Team
  • Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County