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California Coastal Cleanup Set for Sept. 23

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Coastal Cleanup

The California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest annual volunteer event, is set for September 23 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in multiple locations across the state.

It’s a chance for everyone in our state, no matter where they live, to help clean up trash from our environment before the rains come and wash it out to the coast and ocean. Participating is easy.

In Contra Costa County, there are a number of locations to volunteer which include the City of Antioch, City of Pittsburg, City of Pleasant Hill, Crockett, to locations from the East Bay Regional Park District.

According to 2021 data, Contra Costa County had 1,284 volunteers and collected 11,554 pounds of trash with 2,222 recyclables and 13,776 pounds of debris.


#1. Cigarettes/Cigarette Filters 7,535,411 36.96%
#2. Food Wrappers/Containers 2,193,018 10.76%
#3. Caps/Lids 1,861,923 9.13%
#4. Bags (paper and plastic) 1,572,241 7.71%
#5. Cups/Plates/Utensils 1,113,129 5.46%
#6. Straws/Stirrers 863,481 4.24%
#7. Glass Beverage Bottles 679,709 3.33%
#8. Plastic Beverage Bottles 554,825 2.72%
#9. Beverage Cans 496,117 2.43%
#10. Construction Material 367,729 1.80%

Visit www.coastal.ca.gov to check the map for the cleanup site you want to join.

In Contra Costa County, here is a look at the participating locations:

Antioch Coastal Cleanup

Do you wish to see less litter around our marine? On Saturday, September 23rd join California’s more than 35,000 volunteers in cleaning up local areas and waterways for Coastal Cleanup Day. Register now and be part of our group of volunteers at the Antioch Water Park and the Antioch Marina.

Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Antioch Water Park & Antioch Marina

For more information: Click here

Crockett Waterfront Coastal Cleanup Day

  • Rodeo Creek (10am-1pm)
  • Crockett Waterfront (10am-1pm)
  • More info: click here

East Bay Regional Park District

Join us for California’s largest annual Volunteer event! Help remove trash and plastic pollution at beaches and waterways throughout the Park District.
Lend a hand on September 23, 2023, and earn a Coastal Cleanup patch or sticker. Special prizes for the most unusual trash collected!

Register online: Coastal Cleanup Registration (Registration is requested, but walkups will be allowed.)

For more information: https://www.ebparks.org/get-involved/volunteer/coastal-cleanup

Pittsburg Marina Cleanup

Join the Pittsburg Marina as they host a Marina Clean up day in participation of Coastal Cleanup Day, California’s largest annual volunteer event! It’s a chance for everyone in our state, no matter where they live, to help clean up trash from our environment before the rains come and wash it out to the coast and ocean.

Participating is easy! Email [email protected] , call the Harbor Office at (925) 439-4958, or Click Here to download and complete a Waiver and Release Agreement for Volunteers Form.

Gloves, Bag and trash picker tool available. September 23, 2023 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Meeting Point 51 Marina Blvd. Pittsburg, CA 94565

More info, click here

Kirker Creek in Pittsburg

At our site, activities include walking or climbing up steep creek banks and working along roadsides to remove trash and debris. We will pick up trash on our stretch of Kirker Creek and tally what we collect to add up our impact in our watershed, which empties out to Suisun Bay before entering the Pacific Ocean!

Participants will be notified in the event of cancellation due to extreme weather conditions. Restrooms are not available.

  • Leader:  Haley Sutton, Land Stewardship Associate, Save Mount Diablo
  • Meet: Thomas Kirker Creek, 5755 Nortonville Road, Pittsburg, CA 94565 (37.982613, -121.898264)

Directions: Follow the above address. When you turn onto Nortonville Rd from Kirker Pass, keep an eye for our meeting spot on the left side of the road where parking is available (the address takes you farther down the road than necessary but the GPS points are exact).

What to Bring: Water bottle, sturdy shoes, comfy long work pants, sun protection (i.e. hat, sunscreen), face covering, work gloves and a trash collection bucket if you have them. Wear a blue shirt in celebration of Coastal Cleanup Day if you’d like!

More info, click here

Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Community Day of Service

On Community Service Day, residents of Pleasant Hill come out to work on projects at our schools, parks, and other locations. We will meet at Pleasant Hill Park from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.for a breakfast provided by our friends at the Lions Club. Then everyone will head out to their project locations.

Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. REMINDER: volunteers 16 years old and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult

For more upcoming events, please visit our events calendar

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