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 additional environmental events go to the Green Oceanside events webpage by clicking 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.

Morning After Mess Beach Cleanup

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

8:00 am to 11:00 am

Volunteers will meet on the north side of the Oceanside Pier. You are encouraged to bring your own reusable cleanup supplies - bucket, gloves and water bottle, although cleanup supplies and refreshments will be available. Please wear closed toed shoes and sunscreen.

This event is coordinated by the Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Chapter. Click here for a link to their event calendar. Click this link to view the event flier:  July 5, 2016 Morning After Mess Beach Cleanup Flier.

Rubio’s CoastFest

Saturday July 16, 2016

Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, 200 N. The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Beach Cleanup

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Party

The Oceanside Clean Water Program has partnered with Rubio’s to clean up and party down at their 5th annual Rubio’s CoastFest event! Rubio’s loves a party almost as much as they love the ocean, so they’re combining the two on Saturday, July 16 at the Oceanside Pier for Rubio’s CoastFest. There’s a beach cleanup followed by live music, free Rubio’s food, free surf lessons, a Kids’ Zone, and copious amounts of sunshine. Visit www.RubiosCoastFest.com for details.

Calendar these upcoming River, Creek and Beach Cleanup Events


  • First Saturday of each month (except July and December): 9:00 am - 11:00 am; North side of the Oceanside Pier;  Hosted by Surfrider
  • September 17, 2016: Buena Vista Creek Cleanup

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Calendar of Events

Check out the calendar of events for the latest environmental events happening in Oceanside.

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someone dumping something in the storm drain or curb and gutter by calling the

Urban Runoff Hotline at (760) 435-4500

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