California Coastal Cleanup - San Joaquin County


The California Coastal Cleanup event is a major part of International Coastal Cleanup, which is faciliated by the Ocean Conserrvancy and includes the participation of many U.S. states and territories, as well as over 70 countries. SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY has participated in this event annually, since 1999, except during 2020, when the event was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic.  In California, data is reported to the California Coastal Commission as part of the international cleanup efforts.  By participating in SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY's cleanup event in September, you are joining hundreds of thousands of volunteers all over the world to remove pollution from our ecosystems!

SEPTEMBER 21, 2024 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

At various sites throughout the County, volunteers gather to clear trash and debris from creeks and waterways.  Public Works staff coordinates these Cleanup activities with the goal of providing volunteers a hands-on opportunity to exhibit environmental leadership!  Coastal Cleanup Day has been supported by numerous partners throughout the years, including the City of Stockton, the City of Lodi, the city of Tracy and several local and regional business community organizations.  

Get involved!  Volunteer as an individual, with friends and family, or as a corporate team.  Registration begins on August 2024.  Please contact Tamika Miller, at San Joaquin County, at (209) 468-3560, for more information.


San Joaquin County's Coastal Cleanup Month 2023
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Volunteer Registration Form

  • San Joaquin County Coastal Cleanup Registration Now Open !
  • Join us for California’s largest volunteer event! Both Limited In-Person and At-Home cleanups are available.

  • Please join the efforts in the month of September by cleaning up at your own home, neighborhood and local parks

Cleanup site with trash scattered on grass near garbage can

Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsorship plays a vital role in
supporting the annual San Joaquin
County Coastal Cleanup Day.

Your sponsorship at any
level will be appreciated and we look
forward to working with you.

Sponsorship Package

Sponsorship Form

California Coast Cleanup Information

Thank you for your interest in helping to clean and restore the San Joaquin County waterways on
Saturday, September 21, 2024
9 am - Noon

With about 80% of the debris on the coast originating from inland water sources, you will also be helping to keep trash off the coastal beaches.

What to expect for the Cleanup sites

All participants should arrive at their site by 9 am and be ready to work. A site captain will be at each site to sign you in and distribute supplies. Captains will provide latex gloves, trash and recycling bags, data cards, pencils, a safety briefing, and directions on where to clean up at each site.

Please bring the following:

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Filled water bottle and snack
  • Reusable bucket if you have one
  • Work clothes



If you have any questions, please contact

Local Highlights

Local Business Sponsors and Partners

Bank of Stockton
California Coastal Commission
City of Lodi
Compliance First, LLC
Financial Center Credit Union
Port of Stockton
Public Works, San Joaquin County
San Joaquin County Mosquito & Vector Control District
Stormwater Pollution Prevention, San Joaquin County