California Coastal Cleanup Day 2021

Friends of the Santa Clara River will be hosting several Coastal Cleanup Day events along the Santa Clara River Watershed. Coastal Cleanup Day will be held on September 18th, from 9am to 12pm. It is a statewide event, but we will be sharing the events that will be hosted or co-hosted by Friends of the Santa Clara River. You can read more about Coastal Cleanup Day and view statewide event sites here.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, we are trying to limit contact with shared items. We will be bringing equipment for people to borrow during the event, but we do ask, if possible, to bring your own cleanup equipment.

In addition, we also recommend you fill out and bring your event waivers before arriving to any Coastal Cleanup Day event to reduce the amount of people at the tables at any given time.

Click here for the English volunteer waiver.

Haga clic aquí para obtener la exención para voluntarios en español.


In collaboration with Ventura Sierra Club, FSCR will be hosting a cleanup event at the Santa Clara River Gateway, located near the Johnson Drive on-ramp/off-ramp.

Park in paved lot near Mission Church at corner of Elba Street and Northbank Drive Follow signs south along bike trail to site.

Check out our event flyer here!


Friends of the Santa Clara River and California Conservation Corps will be hosting a cleanup event at Mandalay Beach in Oxnard. We will be set up at the corner of Fifth Street and Mandalay Beach Road.


In collaboration with the City of Fillmore, FSCR will be hosting a cleanup event at Shiell’s Park in an effort to cleanup a part of Sespe Creek, a major tributary that feeds into the Santa Clara River.

Check out our event flyer here!

Use the map below to find out where our events will be held! Hope to see you out there!

Make Everyday a Coastal Cleanup Day

Although September 18th is the official Coastal Cleanup Day, we are also encouraging to making every day of the year a Coastal Cleanup Day. Ocean Conservancy has developed Clean Swell, an app that helps record every items of trash you collect on any day you want to go out do a personal coastal cleanup day.

Visit Ocean Conservancy’s website to learn more about Clean Swell!