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. 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 see our Green Oceanside events webpage.

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.


Choose From the Following Waterbodies!

Loma Alta Creek and Slough
Buena Vista Creek
Oak Riparian Park
San Luis Rey River Oceanside Beaches

Calendar these Upcoming River, Creek and Beach Cleanup Events

  • First Saturday of each month (except July and December): 9:00 - 11:00 am; North side of the Oceanside Pier;  Hosted by Surfrider
  • April 21, 2018, Loma Alta Creek to Bay Clean Up
  • September 8, 2018, Buena Vista Creek in conjunction with California Coastal Cleanup Day!

Calendar of Events

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

Loma Alta Creek Wetland Enhancement Concept

The City of Oceanside is seeking community input on a grant-funded habitat enhancement project at Loma Alta Creek near South Coast Highway. This project is currently in a conceptual phase, and implementation is ultimately depended on the City securing State grant funds for its design and construction. The project involves creation of new wetland habitat resulting in improved water quality and ecological function, along with improvements to pedestrian access. City staff would like to know what features residents would like to see in this project, and gain an understanding of the overall level of public interest. Click here for the Loma Alta Project Concept. Click here for the City's Presentation on the Loma Alta Wetlands Grant. 



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