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 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 Private Sponsored Beach Clean-Up.

Forms:

Private Sponsored Beach Clean-Up Reservation Request

School Group Reservation Request

Volunteer Group Services Agreement

Special Project Sign In

Juvenile Waiver/Parental Form

Credit Card Authorization Form

Donation Letter

Map of Huntington State Beach

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 School Group Reservation Request.

Adopt-A-Beach Application

 

MONTHLY CLEAN-UPS

California State Parks:

We will host Community Clean-Up Days for everyone to attend and show their support for our beach! This will be a free, public clean-up that anyone can join. Just bring one of the waiver forms described in the Beach Clean-Up Rules and Guidelines to the event.

Community Clean-Up Fridays in October! Show up on a Friday from 9 am until noon at the basketball courts near our Lifeguard Headquarters. Huntington State Beach.

Community Clean-Up Sundays in November! Show up on a Sunday from 9 am until noon at the basketball courts near our Lifeguard Headquarters. Huntington 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.

Surfrider: http://hsbsurfrider.org/cleanup-schedule

Orange County Coastkeeper: (in conjunction with Coastal Conservation Network & Coastal Playground): www.coastkeeper.org

Coastal Angels:http://coastalangels.org/cleanups

 

LONG TERM VOLUNTEERS

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 at:http://www.amigosdebolsachica.org/flow_volunteers.php. If you are interested in this particular opportunity, please contact:flow@amigosdebolsachica.org.

 

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.

For groups that would like to volunteer but would like a different activity than participating in a beach clean-up, we have other opportunities 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 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 Steven Hicks (Steven.Hicks@parks.ca.gov) for more information.

  

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