Surfrider hosts a monthly beach cleanup, which lands on the 4th Saturday of each month. Most of the items collected at beach cleanups are plastic that don’t truly biodegrade. It is important to host cleanups because we want to help protect the coastal wildlife that we love! Below you will find what to wear, our liability waiver form, where to park, and the 2018 scheduled beach cleanups.

For all beach cleanups, please wear:

  • comfortable clothes
  • closed toed shoes
  • sunscreen

All volunteers are welcome to participate, but must sign a liability waiver found here.

*Pre-­registration is not required unless your group is larger than 25 people.* If you plan on bringing a group larger than 25, please email Ryan with how many people you expect at: beachcleanups@ventura.surfrider.org

Volunteers under 18 MUST have a parent or guardian present at the beginning of the cleanup to sign a liability waiver before the minor can participate. You can download the waiver again, here. We will provide all supplies, but volunteers are always welcome to bring their own work gloves, trash bag/bucket, and/or reusable water bottle to reduce waste.

Have you tried the awesome mineral-based sunscreen from our friends at TropicSport at our beach cleanups? Made with natural sun blockers, non-nano zinc oxide and non-nano titanium dioxide this sunscreen is Oxybenzone free and reef friendly.  Click Here to purchase some and a 20% of the sale will benefit Surfrider Ventura!

Please be prepared to fill out a data card of all the trash you pick up. We need this information to help find solutions for the main sources of trash on our beaches! Check out what we found in 2015 and 2016.

Thank you for your interest in helping keep our beaches clean. Look for the Surfrider tent when you arrive at a beach cleanup to check in!

*If there is weather such as heavy rain or strong winds, we will post any cancellation updates to our Facebook page here.*

2018 BEACH CLEANUP SCHEDULE:

January 26th 2018: ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura  9AM-­11AM

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

February 24th 2018: Ormond Beach, Oxnard – 9AM-­11AM

Directions: Hwy 101 south and exit on Rice, turn right and continue for 5 miles to Hueneme Rd. Turn right on Hueneme Rd. and continue for 1 mile. Take a left on Arnold Rd. and continue for 1.3 miles to the end of the road to the parking lot.

March 24th 2018: ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9AM-­11AM

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

April 28th 2018: ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura 9AM-11AM

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

May 26th 2018:­ ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9AM-11AM

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

June 23rd 2018: ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9AM-11AM

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

July 28th 2018:­ ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9AM-­11AM

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

August 25th 2018: ­‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9AM-­11AM

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

September 15th 2018: ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9PM-­12PM

California Coastal Cleanup Day (THIRD Saturday)

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

October 27th 2018: ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9AM-­11AM

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

November 24th 2018: ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9AM-­11AM

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

December 22nd 2018: ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9AM-­11AM

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

 

Where to park at C Street – The Surfrider tent and check in is located where C Street meets the Promenade. The most convenient parking is at the multi-level parking structure, but they charge and we don’t validate. There are a couple of free parking options within a short walk. The free parking on Paseo De Playa often fills up quickly, but the free parking off Front St. typically has space, then you can take the walking bridge over the freeway to the promenade.