3. What is the age requirement to participate in Coastal Cleanup Day?
Volunteers must be 13 years old or accompanied by a parent. All toddlers and babies must be with their parent at all times. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian to participate.
4. Can I participate with a large group, like my coworkers or church group?
We welcome all large groups and family participation to Coastal Cleanup Day and encourage that this be a day of building community stewardship! Group Leaders can sign up personally on the event page and indicate the number in their group during registration.
All scouts, cubs, and youth groups should follow a reasonable adult-to-kid ratio for the safety of all participants at this event.
You can not sign up a group for a kayak or dive site. Each participant at the kayak or dive sites must register on his/her own.
5. Where do I park? Does parking cost anything?
Each parking situation is dependent on the site. Some beach sites may require you to pay for parking while others provide parking passes. Specific parking information for each site will be provided as Cleanup Day gets closer, so check back for updates.
Download ParkMe, the free Santa Monica-based app, on your smartphone for real-time parking availability on Coastal Cleanup Day.
6. Can students get credit toward community service requirements?
YES! Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way to help meet your community service requirements. Forms verifying your participation are available from the site captain at the conclusion of your cleanup. Please be sure to ask for one before leaving your cleanup site.
7. What do I wear? What do I bring with me?
Of course, you should always wear sunscreen and a hat. You need to wear closed-toe shoes, to make sure you don’t step on anything sharp, and make sure to bring plenty of water – preferably in a reusable bottle. Learn more about what to do on Coastal Cleanup Day.
8. Do I HAVE to sign up for a site online ahead of time?
For most sites, no, you can show up on Cleanup Day and sign up on the spot. The only sites that REQUIRE pre-registration are the KAYAK sites and some of the DIVE sites.
Dive Sites– You must be dive certified to volunteer at a dive site.
9. Can I take pictures of Coastal Cleanup Day?
Yes! We love to get pictures of the action and we need your help documenting the event...your photos may even end up on this website! Also, if you (or a friend) are in the film/TV industry, we are looking for professionals willing to do pro bono footage of Coastal Cleanup Day.