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. Removing trash from rivers, creeks, and oceans protects the health of humans, wildlife, and the livelihoods that depend on healthy 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.
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.
Volunteers can choose from three sites along Buena Vista Creek and two beach sites in Oceanside. You are encouraged to bring your own reusable cleanup supplies - bucket, gloves and reusable water bottle. Otherwise cleanup supplies will be provided. Water and light refreshments are provided, also. Please wear closed toed shoes and sun protection.
Volunteers are needed at these Oceanside sites.
These sites tend to fill up quickly; please consider helping at the Buena Vista Creek sites.
This event is held in conjunction with California Coastal Cleanup Day which attracts a large amount of volunteers. Please make sure to pre-register at www.CleanUpDay.org.
To sign up for email alerts to receive event notices click here.
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