River, Creek, and Beach Clean-Up 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 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 clean-up event information is found below. For Green Oceanside events click here.

2015 Oceanside River and Beach Clean-up 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 Clean Up

Saturday, April 25, 2015
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteers should pre-register at www.CreektoBay.org.

Celebrate Earth Month by participating in the 16th Annual Loma Alta Creek Cleanup and the 13th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup. 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. Click on this link for the event flier: Loma Alta Creek Cleanup 2015  filetype (986 KB).

Volunteers can choose from any of the following Oceanside sites:

Inland Sites (Zone 2 on registration page) - Volunteers are needed at these sites.

  1. 1. Behind Smart and Final on Oceanside Blvd. at I-5 (1701 Oceanside Boulevard)
    2. Mesa Drive and Vanilla Way (between El Camino Real and Rancho Del Oro Drive)
    3. Behind Commercial Buildings at Oceanside Blvd. and 1629 Ord Way (Just east of Arroyo Avenue)

Coastal Sites (Zone 1 on registration page)

1. Buccaneer Park at Pacific and Morse Streets (1500 South Pacific Street)
2. South side of the Oceanside Pier

Don’t forget your reusable bottle, work gloves, and bucket to help cut down on waste!

Event information can be found by visiting www.GreenOceanside.org; select the Clean Water Program tab and then the Events tab. To receive upcoming Oceanside environmental event information via email, scroll to the bottom of the events tab and enter your name and email address.

This event is part of Green Oceanside Earth Month 2015. Earth Month is a month full of free events sponsored by the City of Oceanside and North County community partners. The Green Oceanside campaign is dedicated to teaching residents and local businesses how to be better stewards of the earth by recycling, reducing waste, composting, using water efficiently and preventing water pollution and litter. For a complete listing of Earth Month activities, visit www.GreenOceanside.org.

Calendar these other upcoming 2015 Beach Clean-Up Events

Buena Vista Creek Clean-Up:  Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The City-sponsored clean-up events are scheduled from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 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.

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

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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