Beach cleanups are scheduled for the following dates weather permitting. Our regular check in time is 10am. Groups will be assigned a check in time. Please follow all state, county & city Covid19 social distancing & mask recommendations.
2020 Beach cleanup dates: September 19, October 3 & 17, November 1, 14 & 29, December 12 & 27.
WHAT TO BRING
1. Signed waiver: All volunteers must have a signed waiver. Volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian's signature. Please submit your information to register as a volunteer. We will contact you and email you a waiver. If you are not able to bring a signed waiver, we will have them available at check in.
2. Water bottle & snacks to keep you hydrated.
Eco-Friendly Ideas for Reducing Trash When Volunteering
Bring recyclable/reusable containers for trash collection such as a:
Plastic milk jug with the top cut of
Reused plastic shopping bag
As containers are filled, dump them into a central collection site, trash can, or large trash bag. The containers can be recycled after the cleanup.
Kitty litter scoopers for a hands-free way to grab the trash and leave the sand behind.
*If you are not able to bring reusable cleanup supplies, single-use supplies will be provided for you at Dog Beach.
WHAT TO WEAR
An extra layer, like a sweater or jacket in case it is cold. Be prepared to be outside in potentially changing weather for at least 2 hours.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Who: Everyone can participate in Dog Beach Clean-ups, no matter what age.
When: Plan to arrive at our event 10-15 minutes early for check-in. If you are with a group you will have an assigned check in time.
Allow yourself extra time to find parking. * If clean-up participants RSVP, they will be notified via e-mail or text when an event is canceled. Sudden changes in weather can cause last-minute cancellations. Please check your e-mail before traveling to the cleanup site.*
Where: Check-in with your waiver form at our Tower 24 shed.
Each volunteer will need to Check-in;
Turn in signed waiver.
Get supplies if needed.
As a group, listen to safety information reviewed by Cleanup Coordinator.
Clean up all human or dog-created trash you can find, no matter how small! Scour the water line or areas near sea walls for hidden stashes of litter. Please leave all naturally occurring coastal material (seaweed, driftwood, rocks, feathers, and shells) in place - it provides a valuable food source and habitat for a multitude of coastal critters. All dog waste must be removed!!
When you are finished bring all trash back to Tower 24. Take a moment to look out at Dog Beach and appreciate how much cleaner and nicer it is. Congratulate yourself on a job well done, and thank yourself and your fellow volunteers for helping us provide clean, safe, dog-friendly beach access and for helping to protect our coast.
*Please note the Preservation Society of Huntington Beach is not responsible for any personal items left at the dog beach tent during the clean up. We recommend bringing a backpack to carry your personal items with you, a lock for your bike, etc.