River, Creek and Beach Cleanup Events
The City of Oceanside Clean Water Program strives to make our surface waters clean for all residents and visitors. Your help is needed to improve water quality. There are several events throughout the year that get people outdoors and in touch with the environment, including river and beach cleanup events and Green Oceanside events.
River, creek and beach cleanup events allow the public the opportunity to remove and properly dispose of trash and debris that has reached Oceanside waterways. The Oceanside Clean Water Program truly appreciates the help from volunteers who take the time out of their busy schedules to participate in removing trash from Oceanside waterways.
River, creek and beach cleanup event information is found below. For Green Oceanside events click here.
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2013 Oceanside River and Beach Cleanup Events
Join community volunteers to remove trash from Oceanside waterways at one or more of these upcoming 2013 River and Beach Cleanup Events.
September 21, 2013: Buena Vista Creek Cleanup and California Coastal Cleanup Day
Click here (792 KB) for a flier.
There are five Oceanside sites to choose from:
Buena Vista Creek Sites (Volunteers are needed at these sites.)
- Behind Kohl's shopping Center on Marron Road
- Behind Dick's Sporting Goods on Plaza Drive
- Behind Fire Station #4 at Lake Boulevard and Thunder Drive
Beach Sites (These sites tend to fill up so please consider the Buena Vista Creek sites.)
- South side of the Oceanside Pier
- Buccaneer Beach
Please bring your own bucket, gloves, and reusable water bottle to reduce the amount of trash from the event itself. All volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and sun protection. Refreshments will be provided.
July 5, 2013: Morning After Mess Beach Cleanup
141 volunteers helped remove 110 pounds of trash and 38 pounds of recyclables from Oceanside Harbor Beach and the mouth of the San Luis Rey River. 1,379 cigarette butts were also removed from the beaches. Thank you to all volunteers who helped with this very important environmental event.
April 27, 2013: Loma Alta Creek Cleanup
Over 300 volunteers helped remove over 2.5 tons of trash from Loma Alta Creek and from Oceanside beaches during the Creek to Bay cleanup. Your volunteer efforts improve water quality in our local waterways and help to protect the health of the wildlife and people who recreate in these waters. Thank you and please consider volunteering for future cleanup events.
Upcoming 2013 River and Beach Cleanup Events
- October 2013 (Date TBD): San Luis Rey River Cleanup
Click here (160 KB) for a printable list of the 2013 events.
2012 River and Beach Cleanup Event Totals
2012 had great volunteer turnout for river and beach cleanup events! 1,163 volunteers removed 4,946 pounds of trash and debris from local Oceanside waterways and adjacent areas in 2012. Please consider participating in a cleanup event in 2013.
2011 River and Beach Cleanup Event Totals
Thank you to all of the volunteers who participated in a river, creek or beach cleanup during 2011. 836 volunteers removed almost 8.5 tons of debris from local Oceanside waterways and adjacent areas in 2011. Please consider participating in a cleanup event in 2012.
Calendar of Events
Check out the calendar of events for the latest environmental events happening in Oceanside.
Report any water running in the street when it is not raining or someone dumping something in the storm drain or curb and gutter by calling the
Urban Runoff Hotline at 760-435-4500.