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

Lee Road & West Beach Street Cleanup

September 28, 2023

On Thursday the 28th of September, members of the City of Watsonville, The County of Santa Cruz, The Trash Talkers, Watsonville Wetlands Watch, and Watsonville Works came together to clean up over three miles of Lee Road and West Beach Street.

The cleanup effort lasted three and a half hours and cleaned up over 8 yards of garbage and debris. Special Thanks to John Moreno from the City of Watsonville Ramon Gomez from Supervisor Filipe Hernandez’s office, Sally-Christine Rodgers of the Trash Talkers, Jonathan Pilch of Watsonville Wetlands Watch, and the teams from Watsonville Works for their participation.

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Multiple hypodermic needles were collected. These are harmful to wild life, are in our watersheds and washing into our National Marine Sanctuary.
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Bob Culbertson of Watsonville Wetlands Watch, Josh Castillo from the City of Watsonville and Ramon Gomez from Supervisor Hernandez’s office gather trash.
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Watsonville Works Teams assist in cleanup efforts in South County.
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This is the kind of thoughtless illegal dumping that is destroying our land and significantly costing taxpayers and our cities to clean up.
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