River and Beach Clean Up Events

River, Creek and Beach Cleanup 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 cleanup events and Green Oceanside events.

River, creek and beach cleanup 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.

2014 Oceanside River and Beach Cleanup Events

Join community volunteers to remove trash from Oceanside waterways at one or more of these upcoming 2014 River and Beach Cleanup Events.

Buena Vista Creek Clean Up - Saturday, September 20, 2014

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Volunteers should pre-register at
Click here  (2.48 MB) for an event flier.

Please join thousands of California volunteers for the 30th Anniversary of Coastal Cleanup Day and the 14th anniversary of the Buena Vista Creek Cleanup In Oceanside. Following is site and event information.

Volunteers can select from five Oceanside sites and will receive cleanup supplies, refreshments, community service hours, and a free t-shirt or other give-away item. Bring Your Own... bucket (for trash), reusable gloves, and reusable water bottle. You can help minimize the event’s carbon footprint.

Volunteers can choose from any of the following Oceanside sites:

Inland Sites (Zone 2: North County Inland on registration page)

1. Fire Station #4: North side; Thunder Dr. and Lake Blvd.
2. Kohl’s: Behind store; College Blvd. and Marron Rd.
3. Dicks Sporting Goods: Behind store; College Blvd. and Plaza Dr.

Coastal Sites (Zone 1: North County Coastal on registration page)
These sites tend of fill up quickly, so please consider the Buena Vista Creek sites.)

1. Oceanside Pier: South side
2. Buccaneer Beach: Buccaneer Park at Pacific St. and Morse St.

Calendar these upcoming 2014 River and Beach Cleanup 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