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Registration is not yet open! A complete list of cleanup locations and site details will be posted beginning in August when online registration will be open for volunteers. Check back for updates and to sign up for the site of your choice.

Cardiff State Beach

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Captain: Dalton Smith ,


Meet between the lifeguard tower and the bathrooms in the Southern Cardiff lot (southof San Elijo Lagoon). PLEASE NOTE: State Beach parking fee will be waived for volunteers for duration of event ONLY in the southern Cardiff lot (south of San Elijo Lagoon). Parking fee in northern lot will NOT be waived for volunteers.

From I-5 South - Take the BIRMINGHAM DR exit and turn RIGHT onto BIRMINGHAM DR. Turn LEFT onto SAN ELIJO AVE. Turn RIGHT onto CHESTERFIELD DR. Turn LEFT onto S COAST HWY 101 / CR-S21. From I-5 North - Take the MANCHESTER AVE exit. Turn RIGHT onto MANCHESTER AVE / CR-S11. Continue to follow MANCHESTER AVE. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto SAN ELIJO AVE. Turn LEFT onto CHESTERFIELD DR. Turn LEFT onto S COAST HWY 101 / CR-S21.

All volunteers are asked to wear comfortable closed toed shoes and sun protection. Help reduce waste by bringing your own reusable cleanup supplies, such as a reusable water bottle, gardening or work gloves, and a bucket to collect trash.

Note! Every participant in CCD needs to sign a waiver; anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian signature to participate! Download English waiver here. Descargar renuncia de demanda en espanol aqui

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We collect valuable data from all of our cleanup sites during Coastal Cleanup Day! This data helps us understand how we can better prevent litter.  Instead of using paper data cards, download Ocean Conservancy's new mobile data collection app, Clean Swell! Available on iPhone and Android devices! 
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Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9AM - 12noon