Beach Clean-Ups

Every first Saturday of the month, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (unless otherwise noted),we walk a different local beach and clean-up trash. Anyone of any age is welcome and invited to help. These clean-ups also provide a source of community volunteer work as required of students in many local schools, clubs and colleges.

So bring your sturdy shoes, water, sunblock. Please bring, if possible, your own reusable cleanup items to cut down on waste we produce in cleaning up as well, such as buckets/reusable bags, work or garden gloves.

Drop-in and groups are welcome! We also encourage participants to bring their own gloves, grabbers, or buckets. Come on down and help save the beach! Please email us if you have any questions otherwise we will see you at the beach! NOTE: In the event of rain we will re-schedule the beach clean up.

Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook and share with your friends! For more info email us at: beachcleanup@santacruz.surfrider.org

2015 Beach Cleanup Schedule

Month Location Volunteers Trash (lbs) Recycling (lbs) Cigarette Butts Needles
January Twin Lakes 34 43.6 4.6 na 1
February Cowell’s (rescheduled due to storm)  8  5.4  1  100  0
March Capitola  34  9.7  1.1  na  0
April Seabright  46  62.7  39.5  538  1
May  Moran Lake 9:30am-1pm with Yoga at 9:30 and cleanup at 11am
June International Surfing Day June 20th at Manresa
July July 5th Cleanup-Moran Lake 8am-10am
August Rio Del Mar
September Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 20th Moran Lake 9am -1 pm
October Twin Lakes
November Moran Lake Beach
December Mitchell’s Cove

2014 Beach Cleanup Results

Month Location  Volunteers Trash / Cigarette Butts Recycling / Needles
January Twin Lakes-cancelled
February Cowell’s-with Save the Waves Feb 22nd  30 41 lbs/ 500 1 lb/ 10 needles
March Twin Lakes-beach disappeared due to storm
April Seabright  35  40 lbs/450 10 lbs/0 needles
May KSCO-Moran Lake, Corcoran Lagoon 155 999lbs 26.5lbs
June Capitola  40  20 lbs/ 150  8 lbs
July MORAN LAKE JULY 5TH CLEANUP/WSR Seabright Beach 70 103 lbs/1347  37 lbs
August Rio Del Mar  15  100 lbs/ 75  8 lbs
September COASTAL CLEANUP DAY SEPT 20th-Moran Lake 9am -1 pm  36  67 lbs  29 lbs
October Cowells 13  19 lbs 1 lb
November Moran Lake Beach
December Mitchell’s Cove

Past Results

2012
Volunteers Trash Recycling
261 647 lbs. 216 lbs.
2011
Volunteers Trash Recycling
135 224 lbs 67 lbs
2010
Volunteers Trash Recycling
739+ 1917+ lbs 625+ lbs