River, Creek, and Beach Clean-Up Events

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 cleanup event information is found below. For Green Oceanside events click here.

Oceanside River, Creek and Beach Cleanup 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.

15th Annual Buena Vista Creek Cleanup and 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day 

Saturday, September 19, 2015
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pre-register at www.CleanUpDay.org (beginning August 1)

 Join community volunteers to remove trash from Buena Vista Creek and Oceanside beaches. 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. Click here for an event flier.

Buena Vista Creek Sites

Volunteers are needed at these Oceanside 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


Oceanside Beach Sites

These sites tend to fill up quickly; please consider helping at the Buena Vista Creek sites.

· South side of the Oceanside Pier

· Buccaneer Beach

 Pre-register at www.CleanUpDay.org (beginning August 1)

Calendar these upcoming River, Creek and Beach Cleanup Events

First Saturday of each month: 9:00 am - 11:00 am; North side of the Oceanside Pier;  Hosted by Surfrider, San Diego Chapter.

March 5, 2016: San Luis Rey River Cleanup

April 23, 2016: Loma Alta Creek Cleanup

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