2015 COASTAL CLEANUP DAY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH

Start planning TO bring your own (byo) below and use eco-friendly transportation to reduce your environmental footprint:

  • Bring a bucket or reusable bag to the Cleanup for collecting trash (many Cleanup sites are equipped with dumpsters or roll-away bins so you can dump what you collect and bring your bucket or reusable bag back home).
  • Bring pair of reusable gloves from home, instead of using the disposable plastic gloves provided at the Cleanup.
  • Bring a filled, reusable water bottle to the Cleanup.
  • Use public transportation, bike, or carpool to your Cleanup.

 

In 1985, the California Coastal Commission organized Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) to address the growing amount of plastic debris littering our coast. Community-based cleanup events were organized at beaches throughout the State and nearly 2,500 Californians took part in what has grown to be an international movement today.

In the early 1990’s, CCD spread inland because most marine debris found on beaches actually starts as urban trash or street litter carried by local waterways. So in 1996, Solano County began organizing its communities to rid our creeks, rivers, and lakes of accumulated debris to thwart their journeys to the coast.

Solano County Coastal Cleanup Day Annual Statistics

Year

Volunteers

Trash

(in pounds)

Recyclables

(in pounds)

Distance
Cleaned

# of Sites
# of Zero Waste Sites

1996

418

19,300

2,647

TBA

TBA

TBA

1997

917

34,965

927

TBA

TBA

TBA

1998

1,062

31,265

2,320

TBA

TBA

TBA

1999

1,014

26,800

7,355

TBA

TBA

TBA

2000

1,003

40,350

5,000

TBA

TBA

TBA

2001

1,456

49,724

4,859

TBA

TBA

TBA

2002

1,267

32,216

15,135

TBA

TBA

TBA

2003

1,433

13,907

3,553

TBA

TBA

TBA

2004

1,479

32,374

3,436

TBA

TBA

TBA

2005

1,925

53,931

9,165

TBA

TBA

TBA

2006

1,754

54,898

3,117

TBA

TBA

TBA

2007

2.066

55,475

3,971

TBA

TBA

TBA

2008

2,386

48,604

6,068

TBA

TBA

TBA

2009

2,678

43,159

4,644

TBA

TBA

TBA

2010

2,966

28,714

4,384

TBA

TBA

TBA

2011

2,818

56,929

3,517

TBA

TBA

TBA

2012

2,942

80,963

2,863

TBA

TBA

TBA

2013 2,062 41,968 2,587

TBA

TBA

TBA

2014     2,508 32,409 2,715 80  60 17

TOTAL

34,154

777,951

88,263

   80

60

17

Photo Credit: Heal the Bay

The Results are In!

More Than 66,000 Californians Give our Beaches and Waterways 

a Pick-Me-Up on 30th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day

Californians turned out by the tens of thousands on September 20, 2014 to lend their hands in support of clean beaches and inland waterways at the 30th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. They scoured beaches and inland waterways, picking up trash 

and debris at over 850 sites in 55 of California's 58 counties, gathering hundreds of tons of trash during the morning's three-hour event. These volunteers took part in the California Coastal Commission's Coastal Cleanup Day, the state's largest volunteer event. Beach, inland waterway, and community cleanups took place up and down the California coast, from Mexico to the Oregon border, around San Francisco Bay, and at sites as far inland as Lake Tahoe. California's event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup organized by Ocean Conservancy.

With nearly all of the cleanup sites reporting,

the statewide count stands at 66,292 volunteers.

Those volunteers picked up 1,030,571 pounds of trash

and an additional 98,761 pounds of recyclable materials,

for a total of 1,129,332 pounds or 564.7 tons.

 

Did you volunteer at Coastal Cleanup Day this year? Please take a moment to give us some feedback. You could win a $100 VISA gift card and a Coast Lover Prize Package! Survey entries must be submitted by 5PM on Friday November 21st.

 

Couldn't make it to Coastal Cleanup Day this year? Click here to learn about all of our year-round beach and shoreline cleanup opportunities!