Beach Clean Up
BEACH CLEAN-UPS AND VOLUNTEER EVENTS
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.*
BEACH CLEAN-UP *PLEASE READ CLOSELY AS OUR PROGRAM HAS CHANGED*
If you are looking to bring your company, group or school to the beach to participate in a clean-up, we have the program for you! Below are the guidelines that outline the steps you need to take to reserve a date and forms you will need.
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.
For groups other than schools, choose 3 monthly clean-up dates in a year. Fill out the Application with the dates you plan on attending. For schools, attach the Adopt A Beach Addendum to your Reservation Request.
California State Parks:
Outside organizations hold monthly clean-ups at our beach which are open to the public. You can find the dates and registration information at their respective websites or on our Volunteer Portal.
Orange County Coastkeeper (in conjunction with Coastal Conservation Network & Coastal Playground)
We post about all our upcoming volunteer opportunities on our VOLUNTEER PORTAL.
LITTER GETTERS BEACH CLEANUP
Come spend the afternoon helping to keep Bolsa Chica State Beach clean!
Litter Getters is an all-ages beach cleanup perfect for kids and adults to get outside at their local state park and make a difference. On this hour-long volunteer event participants will go through a short safety orientation grab supplies and head out on the sand to look for trash treasures with state park staff! At the end of the program each volunteer will receive a prize and the satisfaction that comes with doing a good deed.
Litter Getters is hosted at the picnic tables in the middle of the campground at Bolsa Chica State Beach. Litter Getters starts at 3 pm and ends at 4 pm. This program is completely free and open to all park visitors. You do not need to RSVP to attend - just show up!
If you are coming for the program the best spot to park is next to our concessionaire Beach City Provisions and walk over from there. Provisions is also a great spot to grab a celebratory snack or beverage after the cleanup.
You do not need to bring anything, but for the most comfortable experience we recommend:
- wear layers
- wear a hat
- shoes that you don't mind getting dirty
- bring a hair tie if you have long hair (it can get windy)
- reusable water bottle
When: Tuesdays, August 8, 15 & 27 at 3:00 pm
Where: Bolsa Chica State Beach Campground - picnic tables
LONG TERM VOLUNTEERS
Long term volunteers are those that would like to give more than 3 days of volunteer work a year. Long term volunteers have helped monitor endangered birds, dune restoration, interact with the public at community programs, and more. Contact Elizabeth.Bailey@parks.ca.gov
SCOUT PROJECTS/OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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.
If your group wants an activity other than participating in a beach clean-up, we have other opportunities. 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 info about any of these opportunities, please contact Elizabeth.Bailey@parks.ca.gov
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! Please contact Joseph.Buss@parks.ca.gov for more information.