Join Surfrider and our fellow coastal preservation enthusiasts this Earth Day for a county-wide beach cleanup effort on Saturday, April 24th. This year’s EarthDay theme is “Restore our Earth”, what better way to honor that theme than by getting outside in your immediate area and cleaning it up?

This year, please make a commitment to restore your community’s environment, even if that means only picking up a single piece of trash. (It only takes one person picking up a cigarette butt to inspire others to do the same!)

Read on to see groups already supporting our commitment to Restore Our Earth!

Thank you to all the organizations who have partnered with us to promote these cleanups, including Santa Barbara Channel Keepers, Steven Gama, Coastal Keepers, Friends of Ormond Beach, Ventura Audubon Society, Ventura Land Trust, and the CSUCI Green Generation Club.

Cleanup Sites and How to Sign Up!

Clean Litter from Trails and Turnouts April 24-25 with the Watershed Brigade: Over the weekend of April 24-25, the Watershed Brigade’s goal is to clean trails and turnouts throughout Santa Barbara, Ojai, and Ventura. For this dispersed clean-up, volunteers will head out independently to different trailheads and front country parking areas along the South Coast to remove trash! Sign up for an area here

Clean up Port Hueneme Beach and Celebrate with Mayor Steven Gama and the Coastal Keepers: On Saturday April 24th, join Steven Gama will be hosting his usual REACH Beach cleanups at the Alaska Flight 263 Memorial from 8-11am. Coastal Keepers will be joining this effort and will share more details soon! For more information, check out the Coastal Keepers Instagram Page or reach out to Steven Gama on Facebook

Clean up the Ormond Beach Tideline with Friends of Ormond Beach– EVENT IS AT FULL CAPACITY but contact Friends of Ormond Beach if you are interested in future cleanup collaborations

Clean up Ormond Beach Island with Surfrider VC and Friends of Ormond Beach– EVENT IS AT FULL CAPACITY

Do Your Own Solo Cleanup!

Making a difference is as easy as walking outside your home and picking up one piece of garbage off the street. All you need is a pair of gloves and a bucket or trash bag. Trash has a tendency to build up near storm drains, along fence lines, and overflowing trashcans.

Please consider doing a solo cleanup any of these hot spots for trash on Earth Day and be sure to log your data under the team name “SurfriderVentura” on the Ocean Conservancy’s Clean Swell App. Directions on how to use the app are posted here. Information on how to do a solo beach cleanup can be found here

  • Emmawood State Beach
  • C Street Promenade
  • Surfers’ Knoll/Santa Clara River mouth
  • Pierpont -> Marina Park
  • Ormond Beach (Be sure to respect all posted signs for the nesting endangered shorebirds! Stay near the tideline and do not enter the habitats under any circumstances)
  • More to come!