Coastal Cleanup

Join the Delta Protection Commission in the five Delta counties to make a difference in YOUR oceans and waterways!

COASTAL CLEANUP 2017 WILL BE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

What is Coastal Cleanup?

It's the Delta's part of California Coastal Cleanup Day - California's largest annual volunteer event which brings folks together at sites around the state to celebrate and share their appreciation of California's fabulous coast and waterways. California's event is likewise part of International Coastal Cleanup Day, sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy, which is the largest volunteer event on earth! People from all walks of life gather at the river's edge to help free our rivers, coastlines and beaches from ugly trash. The date is ALWAYS the third Saturday in September.

Our 2016 Cleanup was a BLAST. DPC sites boasted almost 600 volunteers in five counties, and our teams pulled over twelve tons of trash off the riverbanks and out of the water!

Why are waterway cleanups important?

Trash travels via inland creeks and streams, wind, storm drains, and sewers. Debris that gets picked up from our waterways is debris that WON'T get swept out to sea where it harms our oceans and wildlife - not to mention Cleanup improves our beaches, parks and recreation sites.

2017 Cleanup Sites

Delta Protection Commission staff will serve as site captains for the Cleanup sites below, one in each Delta county. To volunteer for a site, or to register your church group, Scout troop, or school club as volunteers, please check back as we will post a registration form in August, 2017.

Yolo County - West Sacramento's Bridge District

Contra Costa County - Discovery Bay

San Joaquin County - Stockton

Solano County - Rio Vista

Sacramento County - The Delta Loop