California Coastal Cleanup Day is becoming a longstanding tradition in California’s history and it is always made better with volunteers. We ask that you give a few hours of your day on September 15th, 2018 to go out and help clean up your favorite coastal sites. Every little bit counts! But don’t forget about your local rivers as well! This year there will be cleanup sites along the Santa Clara River and we welcome any and all volunteers to come out and clean up the river as well! You can visit the Coastal Cleanup Day site to find a site near you but below you will find more information on cleanup sites along the Santa Clara River.
Coastal Cleanup Day events begin at 9:00AM and end at 12:00PM. Do your best to bring your own bucket, gloves, and water to keep you hydrated. Some sites might provide these items but it is not guaranteed.
Site #1: Santa Clara River Gateway
This site is located right off the 101 Freeway on Johnson Drive in Ventura (across the street from the Motel 6). The site will be organized by the Ventura Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy. Help clean up the bank of the riverbed.
Please park in the area around Anytime Fitness and walk to the sign-in table (signs will be posted around the area for directions).
Site #2: McGrath State Beach
Located at McGrath State Beach in Oxnard, in this site you will help clean up the area in and around the mouth of the Santa Clara River. This site will be organized by Friends of the Santa Clara River.
Check-in at the Campground Kiosk for sign-in and further instructions.
Site #3: Sespe Creek in Fillmore
The Fillmore site is the most inland river cleanup site and will be located at Shiell’s Park (meet near the bike path). Although this site isn’t located on the river like the previous sites, this site is for cleaning up Sespe Creek, one of the largest tributaries along the Santa Clara River.