Our summer Butterflies Alive! exhibit has ended, and will return next summer. Check our calendar to explore outdoor activities and plan your visit to the Museum or Sea Center.

Coastal Cleanup Month 2020

At Various Locations

September 19, 2020 / 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

We typically host a beach cleanup at East Beach as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day, but this year, we're protecting the coast by cleaning up our neighborhoods! Although we aren't gathering on the beach, we can all clean up our own local part of the watershed. Protect wildlife by removing the neighborhood litter that winds up in storm drains, creeks, and rivers, all of which eventually lead to the ocean.

Every Saturday in September, from 9:00 AM to Noon, grab your bag and gloves and help celebrate the coast by keeping your own neighborhood clean.

Check out the Coastal Commission's guidance to stay safe while cleaning up.

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Visit Explore Ecology's website for information about how to contribute data on the trash you collect: exploreecology.org/coastal-cleanup-day/ That's a big part of making a difference! These data deliver a global snapshot of ocean trash, providing researchers and policy-makers insight to inform solutions.

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