Coastal Cleanup

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


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 2015 Cleanup was a BLAST. DPC sites boasted over 150 volunteers including eight kayaks and a canoe (fondly referred to as The Garbage Scow), and our teams cleaned up well over 1000 pounds of garbage and 79 tires! (Thanks to Kathy Bunton from Delta Kayak Adventures for joining the team and making kayaks available to our Solano County volunteers!) The oddest objects we found were 1) hair extensions (UGH!) and 2) the entire graywater system from a houseboat. Plan on joining us this year for a feel-good day that really makes a difference.

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.

2016 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 use our Registration Form.

Yolo County - West Sacramento - Meet at the corner of Riverfront and Mill Street in the Bridge District at 9:00 AM.

Contra Costa County - Discovery Bay near Kellogg Creek. Contact Friends of Marsh Creek for detailed directions.

San Joaquin County - Stockton - Buckley Cove Park and Marina.

Solano County - Rio Vista - Sandy Beach Park. WATER-BASED CLEANUP - kayaks and canoes welcome. A limited number of kayaks will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Meet at the boat launch at 9:00 AM.

Sacramento County - The Delta Loop - Meet at Korth's Pirates' Lair Resort at 9:00 AM.