Beach and Coastal Cleanups

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World Oceans Day is celebrated internationally on June 8. At Aquarium of the Bay, we celebrated with beach and shoreline cleanups – in two locations! On Saturday, June 6, we lead a cleanup at our usual site at Aquatic Park with our partners from the SF Maritime National Historical Park.

We had: 

43 volunteers

22 BYO supplies (like gloves and buckets!)

A grand total of 142 lbs of trash collected

Notable items: fishing line jumble with buoy, multiple plastic toys

In addition, we worked with our colleagues from the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park on a shoreline cleanup at the other end of the Embarcadero, thanks to a new grant from the California Coastal Commission Whale Tail License Plate Fund.

We love working alongside dedicated volunteers to pick up everyday items like straws, wrappers, cigarette butts, and other plastic trash from harming our ecosystem.

Check out photos from the cleanup below!


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Other Cleanup Volunteer Opportunities

EcoCenter at Heron Park

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Sea Scavenger Conservancy

Surfrider San Francisco 

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