River, Creek, and Beach Clean-Up 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 clean-up events and Green Oceanside events.

River, creek, and beach clean-up 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 clean-up event information is found below. For Green Oceanside events click here.

2015 Oceanside River and Beach Clean-up Events

Join community volunteers to remove trash from Oceanside waterways at one or more of these City-sponsored river, creek, and beach clean-up events. Each of these clean-up events will include a beach site. Volunteers are encouraged to participate at the river and creek sites to remove trash prior to it reaching the beaches.

San Luis Rey River Clean-Up: Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Participate at any of the following sites along the San Luis Rey River or at the beach. Volunteers do not need to pre-register. A flier and waiver form can be downloaded by clicking here:


San Luis Rey River Sites (Volunteers are needed at these sites.)

  • Highway 76 and Benet Road
  • Highway 76 and Foussat Road at the bike path
  • Douglas Drive at the bike path (SW corner)
  • Mance Buchanon Park on College Boulevard

Beach Sites

  • Buccaneer Beach - 1500 South Pacific Street; this site hosted by Harrah's Rincon Casino
  • Oceanside Pier - North Side; this site hosted by Surfrider, San Diego Chapter

Loma Alta Creek Clean-Up:  Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Buena Vista Creek Clean-Up:  Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The City-sponsored clean-up events are scheduled from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own buckets and gloves to minimize the use of materials. Clean-up supplies will be available, as well as refreshments and community service hour documentation. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and sun protection.

Calendar these other upcoming 2015 Beach Clean-Up Events

  • First Saturday of each month: North Side of the pier; 9:00 am - 11:00 am; Hosted by Surfrider, San Diego Chapter

Sign up for event notifications via email.

To sign up for email alerts to receive event notices click here.

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
Only Rain in the Storm Drain