Cleanups To Date

Opportunities to participate will be updated here on a regular basis.

Upcoming Cleanups

  • July 20 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
    Join Save Our Shores at Cowell Beach – 21 Municipal Wharf in Santa Cruz
    • Registration required.
    • All volunteers must register to participate, register here.
    • Meet up at base of stairs.
    • Restrooms and drinking fountains available.
    • Metered lot and street parking limited.
  • August 10 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
    Join save Our Shores for beach cleanup at Scott Creek Beach
    • Registration is required.
    • All volunteers must register to participate, register here.
    • Meet up at the concrete platform at entrance to beach.
    • Not wheel chair accessible.
    • No restrooms or water fountains.
  • August 17 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
    Join Save Our Shores at Cowell Beach – 21 Municipal Wharf in Santa Cruz
    • Registration is required.
    • All volunteers must register to participate, register here.
    • Meet up at base of stairs.
    • Restrooms and drinking fountains available.
    • Metered lot and street parking limited.
  • August 24 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
    Join Save Our Shores at Capitola Beach – 120 Monterey Ave. Capitola
    • Registration is required.
    • All volunteers must register to participate, register here.
    • Meet Up at Esplanade Park – 120 Monterey Ave.
    • Restrooms and drinking fountains available.
    • Paid parking limited.
  • Keep Capitola Salty
    August 3, 9 a.m.
    Capitola monthly beach cleanup! Will you be there?
    When: 1st Saturday of the month, 9AM
    Where: Esplanade Park
    Why: We LOVE Capitola!
    *Garbage pickers and biodegradable garbage bags provided.
  • Coastal Watershed Council
  • Join us for Community Cleanups in the Pajaro Valley!

    Stay tuned for the release of the location community Service hours are given!

    • July 25, 2024
    • August 22, 2024
    • September 26, 2024
    • October 24, 2024
    • November 21, 2024
  • Every Monday Main Beach Cleanup in front of Board Walk at 8:00AM (join us!)

    "We really need the community to step up and help clean Main Beach, especially after Memorial Day. Today we found two dead sea birds, a dead sea otter pup along with what we regularly pick up, numerous cans, food packaging waste and cigarette butts."
    - citizen activist Donna Maurillo

Cleanups Accomplished

Salsipuedes Creek Levee Cleanup

August 24, 2023

On August 24th, under the early morning overcast, volunteers gathered on the levee of Salsipuedes Creek in Watsonville, for another south county cleanup.

A special thank you to Celeste Gutierrez and Ramon Gomez of 4th District Supervisor Felipe Hernandez’s office who organized this event.

Participants of the Trash Talkers Coalition, including Christine and Bob Lyons representing of Watsonville Wetlands Watch, community member Karen Osmundson, Sergeant Nick Solano of Santa Cruz County Sheriffs,staff from the Santa Cruz County Department of Community Development and Infrastructure, and team members of Watsonville Works, used pickers donated by Cal Trans’ Clean California Department to clean up litter and debris.

The levee is used regularly by community members as a walking trail and offers shelter and habitat to birds and other wildlife.  It is in everyone’s interest to keep this area clean and safe.

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Volunteers pick up trash along Salsipuedes Creek Levee in Watsonville.
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Team members from Watsonville Works join Ramon Gomez, Chief of Staff for 4th District Supervisor Felipe Hernandez, Sergeant Nick Solano, and workers from the Santa Cruz County Department of Community Development and Infrastructure for a photo after the cleanup.
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