Beach Clean Up

COASTAL CLEANUP DAY SIGN UP HERE! OC Coastal Cleanup Day: Bolsa Chica State Beach, Visitor Center Tickets, Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

Check in is in front of the Visitor Center/Lifeguard Headquarters. There will be a raffle for all volunteers and games/craft booths. Parking is free. See sign up page for more details.


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. 

Beach Clean-Up Guidelines

Forms:

Private Sponsored Beach Clean-Up Reservation Request

Volunteer Group Services Agreement

Special Project Sign In

COVID-19 Special Project Sign In

Juvenile Waiver/Parental Form

Map of Bolsa Chica State Beach


ADOPT-A-BEACH 

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. 

Adopt-A-Beach Application

 

MONTHLY CLEAN-UPS 

California State Parks: 

We offer a Community Clean-Up & Bonfire for everyone to show their support for the ocean! This is a free, public clean-up that anyone can join. It is a great way to be active at the beach, help your community, and celebrate your hard work with a bonfire at the end. Choose from a date below: 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – 4 pm to 6 pm @ Visitor Center/Lifeguard Headquarters, Bolsa Chica State Beach 

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. 

Surfrider Cleanup Schedule

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


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


CAMP HOST 

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 Elizabeth Bailey for more information.