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.

Loma Alta Creek and Beach Cleanup

Saturday, April 23, 2016

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Volunteers should pre-register at www.CreektoBay.org

Celebrate Earth Month by participating in the 17th Annual Loma Alta Creek Cleanup and the 14th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup. Volunteers can select from five Oceanside sites and will receive clean-up supplies, refreshments and community service hour documentation. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and sun protection.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own buckets and gloves to minimize the use of materials. An event flier can be found by clicking here: Loma Alta Creek Cleanup 2016  (229KB). 

Loma Alta Creek Sites

Volunteers are needed at these sites.

  • Behind Smart and Final on Oceanside Boulevard at I-5
  • Mesa Drive and Vanilla Way (between El Camino Real and Rancho Del Oro Drive)
  • Behind commercial buildings at Oceanside Boulevard and 1629 Ord Way

Oceanside Beach Sites

These sites tend to fill up quickly; please consider helping at the Loma Alta Creek sites.

  • Buccaneer Park at Pacific and Morse Streets (1500 S. Pacific St.) Hosted by Harrah's Rincon Casino
  • South side of the Oceanside Pier

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
  • July 5, 2016 (Tuesday): Morning After Mess Beach Cleanup; Hosted by Surfrider
  • September 17, 2016: Buena Vista 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