Coastal Cleanup Day
Oxnard Beach Park
Silver Strand Beach
NRG Energy-Mandalay Generating Station
Thousands of residents, businesses and non-profit organizations will gather in an effort to rid our beaches of trash and debris up and down the coast in an effort to protect Ventura County’s ocean resources and waterways.
Last year, more than 3,000 dedicated volunteers from Ventura County collected over 10,000 pounds of trash and recyclables. Statewide over 65,000 volunteers joined together to collect more than 700,000 pounds of debris from the California shorelines.
In past years, Ventura County organizers have supplied all of the necessary tools to pick up debris along the beaches. However, like last year’s event, organizers are asking volunteers to "Bring your own Bags, Bucket and Gloves." Bringing your own supplies (BYO) is a great way to help reduce waste.
The debris collected has included cigarette filters, food wrappers, beverage bottles and cans, medical supplies, grocery and trash bags, fishing line, just to name a few. Once these products enter local waterways, they can travel thousands of miles on the ocean current, posing a threat to ecosystems and wildlife along the way. Thousands of marine animals die each year when they become entangled in debris or from digesting it. Hazardous material also poses a safety risk to barefooted beachgoers.
The California Coastal Commission and the Ventura County Coalition for Coastal and Inland Waterways is again sponsoring the event and is comprised of both city and county agencies.
Numerous cleanup sites are available throughout Ventura County.
Information, including where to meet, can be found online at VCCoastcleanup.org.
CCD Waiver Form - 15 KB
CCD Waiver Form - Spanish - 19 KB
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Trish Honigsberg, Outreach/Education Specialist
Communication and Public Information Office