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Beach Clean Up

Welcome potential volunteers! We have many different opportunities for people and groups looking to give back to our beach. Whether you are looking for a long term commitment or a one day event, we can accommodate your request.

                                      *ALL FORMS ARE DUE AT LEAST 15 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR EVENT.*

If you are looking to bring your company, group or school to the beach to participate in a private, one time clean-up, we have the program for you! Below are the guidelines and forms you will need and outline the steps you need to take to reserve a date.

Beach Clean-Up Rules and Regulations
Please read this informational letter to help walk you through the steps to reserve a clean-up date. All forms mentioned are located below:

Beach Clean-Up Reservation Request
Volunteer Group Services Agreement
Special Project Sign In
Juvenile Waiver/Parental Form
Map of Bolsa Chica State Beach

Three organizations hold monthly clean-ups at our beach and are open to the public. You can find clean-up dates and registration information by clicking on any of the organizations below:

Surfrider Foundation
Orange County Coastkeeper (in conjunction with Coastal Conservation Network & Coastal Playground)
Coastal Angels

This is for groups that would like to participate in more than one clean-up a year. The Adopt-A-Beach program has groups dedicate 3 days a year to help keep our beaches clean and upon completion of your third clean-up, your group receives a certificate of recognition. School groups can fulfill the obligation with a single clean-up. This activity is sponsored by the California Coastal Commission.

Adopt-A-Beach Information Packet
Adopt-A-Beach Application & State Park Addendum
Adopt-A-Beach Waivers (English & Spanish)

Long term volunteers are those that would like to give more than 3 days of volunteer work a year. The only current opportunity we offer is through our partnership with the Amigos de Bolsa Chica and their FLOW program (Follow and Learn about Oceans and Wetlands). Throughout the year we have school groups that come to our beaches to participate in the citizen scientist program and we need volunteers who can help us provide a great field trip experience. Read more about the FLOW program by clicking here. If you are interested in this particular opportunity, please contact:

If you are a scout group that would like to give your service to our beach, we have half day, full day, and complex projects available.

For groups that would like to volunteer but would like a different activity than participating in a beach clean-up, we have other opportunities such as native planting that your group can participate in. We are flexible if your group has a special interest.

There are larger, public days of service such as Earth Day at the Beach (April) and Coastal Clean-up Day (September).

For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Bailey at

Bolsa Chica State Beach boasts a beautiful beachside campground that attracts thousands of visitors a year. We have a full schedule of camp hosts but if an opportunity arises, we would love to have you! For more information, please contact Steven Hicks at 

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