Keeping Our Shorelines Clean
Sign up to join San Mateo’s 35th annual Bayfront Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 21. Every year, hundreds of volunteers join forces to clean the San Mateo shoreline as part of our largest annual cleanup effort to help protect the Pacific Ocean. This family-friendly event is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the environment and includes the “Catch of the Day” and “Butts Out” contests, and a thank you BBQ for volunteers after the cleanup. Students can receive service hours too! Sign up today online, and watch highlights from last year’s cleanup on YouTube.
- When: Saturday, Sept. 21. Sign in: 7:30 – 9 a.m., Cleanup: 8 a.m. to noon.
- Where: Ryder Park, 1801 J. Hart Clinton Drive
Featuring ‘Catch of the DayContest’, Great Raffle Prizes and School Service Hours Certificates available. Stay for the FREE Thank You Volunteers BBQ at the end of the cleanup.
2018 Success Story
On Coastal Cleanup Day September 15, 2018, San Mateo volunteers collected 24 cubic yards of trash and debris from approximately 1.5 miles of shoreline, lagoon and creek. Close to 200 pounds of bottles and cans were collected for recycling. An astonishing eight pounds of cigarette butts – which equates to approximately 72,000 butts were also collected. All of it was removed from our sensitive shoreline wildlife habitat.