Beach Clean Up


Hello Potential Beach Cleanup Volunteer!

Thank you for your interest in participating in a beach cleanup at Huntington or Bolsa Chica State Beaches!

This has been an unprecedented year. Due to the current pandemic, we have shut down our beach cleanup program. Every year over 20,000 dedicated volunteers arrive at our beaches to help keep trash out of our ocean. This year, our maintenance crew has been working hard to maintain our beach without the extra help. 

We know our volunteers are eager to get back to the beach but to protect their health and slow the spread of the coronavirus, we are unable to resume our normal in person beach cleanup program until farther down the road in 2021.

We still need your help!

This year we are doing something different with our cleanup program. We will not be opening the in person cleanup calendar until sometime in 2021. Instead we are offering a Home to Beach Cleanup program.  Interested participants pledge to participate in one cleanup near home in 2020 and one cleanup at the beach in 2021. You will be asked to take pictures of your cleanup to share the wealth of information and spread the volunteer spirit to your friends and neighbors. We will be posting these photos to Orange Coast District’s social media page. The more people we can get to care about trash in our ocean, the better!

See below guidelines for more detail:

Home to Beach Volunteer Cleanup Guidelines for 2020

Visual Media Consent Form

Home to Beach Pledge Sample



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: If you are interested in this particular opportunity, please



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



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 Kevin Selna ( for more information.



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