Sep 9, 2019

Newport Beach River Marsh Cleanup - September 2019

CA Coastal Cleanup Day - River Marsh CleanupSaturday, September 21⋅8:00am - 12:00pm

CA Coastal Cleanup Day - River Marsh Cleanup

Saturday, September 21⋅8:00am - 12:00pm

8am - 12pm


Do I need to signup ahead of time? No, you can just show up. See you there!!!

Where is the cleanup area located?

The cleanup will take place in the north and south marshes, adjacent to the Banning Channel Bikeway on the west (Costa Mesa) side of the river. Look for the white sign-in tent at the staging areas on the river trail or the Blue Drains to Ocean tents at the north area.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Volunteers under the age of 18 require a parent or guardian's signature on the Drains to Ocean and ACoE release form.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The marshes are adjacent on the west (Costa Mesa) side of the river, adjacent to the Banning Channel Bikeway, We'll have one staging area each in the north and south marshes (NOTE - copy and paste Google Maps URLs to view locations on Google Maps):

North Marsh -

South Marsh -

We strongly encourage volunteers to bike or walk to the staging tents, but street-side parking is available at three locations near the staging areas:

West 19th Street in Costa Mesa

Public parking along Seashore Drive in Newport Beach

West Victoria Street near Vista Park -

Detailed info:

What can I bring into the event?

We encourage volunteers to bring the following items:

A bucket or reusable bag


A reusable water bottle


A hat

Closed-toed shoes that you don't mind getting wet/muddy

Please DO NOT wear sandals, flip-flops or open-toed shoes

A limited amount of Bags and gloves will be on hand for volunteers at the Drains to Ocean tents.

There is no time commitment. Come as long as you can volunteer your time to help the environment. We can give out community hours if needed.

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