Coastal Cleanup Day 2022 Santa Barbara County

Coastal Cleanup Day 2022 Santa Barbara County

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Become part of the solution to ocean pollution. Join us for Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 17th from 9:00 am to Noon.

About this event

Isn’t it time to show your favorite beach or creek some love? Join us for Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 17th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. An international day of volunteer action, Coastal Cleanup Day offers community members a chance to give back to the beautiful beaches that make Santa Barbara County such a wonderful place to live. Get outside, enjoy nature, and remove marine debris from our beaches and waterways.

Volunteers of all ages can participate at any of the 2022 cleanup sites. Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged. If you can't make it to one of the cleanup locations on Saturday, the 17th, you can do self led cleanups anytime during the month of September and your litter data will be included in our 2022Coastal Cleanup Day results!

Please select the site you plan on volunteering at when registering. Each site will have a Beach Captain on hand to provide necessary instructions and supplies. All volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable gloves, bags or buckets, and water bottles to reduce waste and decrease the plastic footprint of the cleanup.

Santa Barbara County efforts are coordinated by Explore Ecology and our partner the County of Santa Barbara’s Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division. Santa Barbara Coastal Cleanup Day is also supported by Santa Barbara County Project Clean Water and the Cities of Goleta, Carpinteria, Solvang, and Santa Barbara. Coastal Cleanup Day is a worldwide event organized by the Ocean Conservancy. The California Coastal Commission organizes the event throughout the state.

Visit Explore Ecology's website for more information at ExploreEcology/ 


Are there minimum age requirements to participate?

Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Volunteers under the age of 18 are required to have a waiver signed by an adult. If an adult is not coming with you, please have a parent or guardian sign the form in advance and bring it with you. You can download a waiver here:  Download English VersionDownload Spanish Version.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Visit Explore Ecology's website for more information at ExploreEcology/  Or email CoastalCleanupDay (at)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You don't have to bring your ticket. Your registration helps us keep track of how many people are attending cleanups at each site.

Where should I park? 

Parking varies by location. Please check each site for specifics.

Can I sign up a group?

Yes, please! Coastal Cleanup Day is a great volunteer opportunity for groups.

Can I go by myself?

Yes, please join us.

What should I bring? 

There will be some cleanup supplies at each site. Explore Ecology is encouraging volunteers to BYO- bring your own reusable gloves, bags or buckets, and reusable water bottles to reduce waste to help decrease the plastic footprint of the cleanup. 

We recommend wearing closed toed shoes and comfortable clothing. We also encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle, wear sunscreen, and other sun protection like hats or sunglasses.

Can I receive community service hours?

Of course! Please bring your forms and have your Beach Captain sign them after the cleanup so you can get your community service hours.

Is registration required? 

Registration is not required, but is encouraged.  Your registration helps us keep track of how many attendees each site receives and adds you to our email list so you receive updates about Coastal Cleanup Day and our other cleanups.

Can I be a Site Captain? 

Coastal Cleanup Day is possible because of our dedicated site captains. If you or your organization is interested, please contact Explore Ecology at: CoastalCleanupDay (at) or call (805)884-0459 x16. The site you request may already have a captain, but we will do our best to accomodate you.

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