Our response to COVID-19

DOG BEACH CLEAN-UPS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED

 

We’ve made some changes due to COVID-19, including suspending our weekly volunteer Beach Clean-Up Days. According to the City of Huntington Beach regulations (https://hbready.com/reopen/), there are to be no group events held until notified, and beach clean-ups fall into that category.

In the meantime, we encourage every visitor to bring bags to pick up any and all debris and dog waste to dispose of in trash cans. The Society provides doggy waste bags on the bluffs between Goldenwest & Seapoint, and in the sand at most main entrances (Tower 22, Tower 26 and Tower 28) to Dog Beach USA.

Once we resume Dog Beach Clean-Ups, you'll want to know what to expect, and the details are below:

 

WHAT TO BRING

 

  1. Signed waiver:  All volunteers must have a signed waiver. Volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian's signature as well. If you are not able to bring a signed waiver, we will have them available at the site. Waivers are kept on file and do not need to be completed more than once.
  2. Filled, reusable water bottle to keep you hydrated.

 

*Eco-Friendly Ideas for Reducing Trash When Volunteering

  • Bring recyclable/reusable containers for trash collection such as a:

  • Reusable bucket
  • Plastic milk jug with the top cut off
  • Plastic 2-liter bottle with the top cut off
  • Reused plastic shopping bags
 

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, or you can continue to reuse them at the next beach cleanup.

  • Bring a lightweight pair of gardening gloves from home, instead of using the disposable plastic gloves provided.

  • Another idea is 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

 
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • Sunglasses
  • 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.

You are encouraged to bring your dog(s) to join you! 

When:  Plan to arrive at our event 10-15 minutes early for check-in. 

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 the Check-in Station next to the yellow Dog Beach Fundraising Tent. 

Overview:

  • Each volunteer will need to Check-in; 

  1. Sign-in

  2. Turn in signed waiver (Waivers are kept on file and do not need to be completed more than once.)

  3. Get supplies- Please take one glove per person and share one trash bag per group. 

  4. As a group, listen to safety information reviewed by Cleanup Coordinator.

  • Clean up every piece of 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!!  

 

  • At the designated time, bring your bags or buckets back to the location designated and deposit your trash and help yourself to the hand sanitizer we keep stocked! Take a moment to look out at Dog Beach and appreciate how much cleaner, healthier, 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 and ocean. We certainly do!

*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.

 

Welcome to Dog Beach USA® 

Huntington Beach, California 

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Mailing Address

419 Main Street, #99

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Text/Message

714-841-8644

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