Coastal Cleanup Day at the Bay

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Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center

2301 University Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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The Annual Upper Newport Bay Cleanup Day is a shining example of partnership in action. Over 1,000 people venture out into the marsh from the land and the water to remove over 12,000 lbs. of trash and recyclables. Individuals, families and groups are all welcome. For a full list of all cleanup sites in Orange County, visit Orange County Coastkeeper's website.

Around 800 volunteers to help remove trash from the uplands and marsh areas of the Bay and do some native plant restoration. These volunteers meet at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center. Shuttle service is provided to other areas of the Bay (along Back Bay Drive, Bayview, etc).

What to wear/bring: Everyone should wear old clothes and close-toed shoes because you will get dirty. Feel free to bring your own gloves and/or bucket if you have them to help pick up trash. It also helps for the land-based cleanup if you have tall/rubber boots or water shoes so you can get into the mud and reach those hard to get pieces that may be not as accessible when wearing regular sneakers. Please bring a reusable/refillable water bottle so we can reduce our plastic use. Be sure to bring your completed waiver to the event; minors need a guardian's signature (6 and up can participate).

Don't forget to order your Rain Barrel: Rain Barrel Intl. will be on hand to distribute rain barrels. Only $30 after rebate (Metropolitan Water District gives a $35 rebate for up to 2 barrels per household). Click HERE or order yours today.

We need your support! It takes a small army of staff, volunteers and supplies to mobilize 1,000 people for the day. Download our Sponsorship Packet and see how your team can support the Bay.

2019 Sponsors included:



Irvine Subaru

Newport Auto Center

Ware Disposal


Schneider Electric



California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Orange County Parks

City of Newport Beach

Orange County Coastkeeper

Newport Aquatic Center

Newport Sea Base

Newport-Balboa Rotary Club

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Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center

2301 University Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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