Coastal Cleanup Day
Third Saturday in September
A yearly event for the community to work together to keep Mendocino County creeks, rivers, beaches, and ocean trash-free and safe for people and wildlife.
Mendocino Land Trust has served as the County coordinator for the annual state-wide Coastal Cleanup Day since 2002. Each year, more and more people come together to join in this effort. We now have 17 years of data about our cleanup efforts. During this time, 5,000 volunteers have removed almost 60,000 pounds of trash and 9,000 pounds of recyclables! The Mendocino Land Trust is proud to coordinate sites for Mendocino County and grateful to our partnering organizations and individuals who host cleanup sites year after year.
General Coastal Cleanup Day info from the California Coastal Commission can be found here: coastalcleanupday.org
2022 coastal cleanup day
On September 17, 458 volunteers spent a Saturday morning collecting trash from more than 21 beaches, trails, and watersheds. Thanks to this effort, 6,383 lbs of trash and recycling were diverted from the ocean, keeping it clean for wildlife and humans alike.
The Mendocino Land Trust would like to thank the good people at Mendo Recycle/Mendocino Solid Waste Authority for financial support and Redwood Waste Solutions for their donation of dumpsters for the event. Thanks also to all the site captains who hosted local cleanups; whether for the first time or the 16th, your efforts make the day extraordinary.
Sound fun? Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 16, 2023. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you on the list for next year.
Read more about the day here.