Coastal Cleanup Day 2023

We did it! Coastal Cleanup Day was a success from Summit to Sea. Thank you to all who joined our Los Angeles County Cleanups on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

Check out our Coastal Cleanup Day 2023 highlight stats here.

OR Download the full 2023 Coastal Wrap-Up Book:

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🪣Check out the 2023 Coastal Cleanup Day Wrap-Up Blog with the latest stats on our California wide impact

📅 DOWNLOAD and Share our 2023 #Summit2Sea COASTAL CLEANUP DAY POSTER

🎶Checkout the 2023 Coastal Cleanup Day Playlist.

📢Amplify the impact of the 2023 Cleanup. Get the SOCIAL MEDIA TOOL KIT HERE and share the how many pounds the Heal the Bay team removed from California’s coastline. 

Inell Woods Park site volunteers carry away trash collected during Coastal Cleanup Day 2022. Photos by Frankie Orrala / Heal the Bay. Submit a Photo.

Coastal Cleanup Day Updates:

Coastal Cleanup Day 2023 was a Success from Summit to Sea!

September 27, 2023

Heal the Bay is proud to announce our 2023 Coastal Cleanup Day Stats.

On Saturday September 23, 2023, more than 7,000 Heal the Bay volunteers removed over 16,000 lbs. of trash and 400 lbs. of recycling from 97 miles of beach, river, underwater, and trail cleanup sites! Check out our 2023 CCD Wrap-Up Blog for a detailed break-down by the numbers of our County wide and State-wide impact.

Celebrate Coastal Cleanup Day with our 2023 #Summit2Sea Poster

September 19, 2023

Heal the Bay is elated to share our 2023 Coastal Cleanup Day poster and introduce the world to the amazing artist behind the showcase artwork. Learn more about Andrea Castro the 2023 Coastal Cleanup Day artist and what inspires her from “Summit to Sea” in her artists bio below.

Heal the Bay's 2023 Coastal Cleanup Day Poster by Artists Andrea Castro

Heal the Bay’s 2023 Coastal Cleanup Day Poster by Artists Andrea Castro

Artist Biography

Andrea Castro is a 17-year-old artist from Los Angeles, California, and a senior at Santa Monica High School. She has been drawing, painting, and using any and all arts and crafts to share her unique perspective since she could hold a pencil. Andrea’s interest in marine and environmental conservation is somewhat recent, but her newly sparked passion inspired her to create this artwork to raise awareness about the importance of environmental stewardship. Through her hand drawn rendering Andrea was able to illustrate the widespread rippling effect of the impact an individual’s actions and the beautify that comes from working together to protect the watershed. “That impact can even create a chain reaction around communities, it is not as hard as some people may think to be more eco-friendly” shares Andrea.

“Growing up in Los Angeles there is so much advertising for different brands and big flashy commercials but the only thing that has really caught my attention as an artist and Angeleno are the murals on the sides of the buildings, the creative stickers plastered everywhere, and even graffiti, the art of the people inspires me.” Andrea brought that same passion to her own hand-drawn interpretation of the Heal the Bay 2023 Coastal Cleanup Day theme, “making an impact from Summit to Sea”. 

Andrea believes that sending messages through art or images is much more impactful than lots of words crowding an advertisement. Heal the Bay was honored to name her as our 2023 Summit to Sea Artist and to have her artwork as the showcase illustration in our 2023 Coastal Cleanup Day Poster to inspire thousands of volunteers to make waves of change together. 

Coastal Cleanup Day 2023 – Making an Impact from Summit to Sea.

June 22, 2023

This year Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanup Day in Los Angeles County is in its 34th year! The annual community cleanup will take place on September 23, 2023, as an official event for California’s statewide Coastal Cleanup and the International Coastal Cleanup movement.

Get Involved

Register for Coastal Cleanup Day

Lead a Coastal Cleanup Day site

View our 2023 Site Map

There are so many ways to get activated for Coastal Cleanup Day.

Sign up to become a volunteer and join thousands of people from across California to protect what you love from summit to sea.

Become a Coastal Cleanup Day Site Captain in one easy training session and help guide and empower volunteers at one of our 50 coastal, inland, dive, and kayak cleanup sites. After a quick Captain’s training you can even create a cleanup site in your own neighborhood. Contact our team to nominate a cleanup site by August 15,2023.

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Take a look at the 2023 site map and get inspired to join one of 50 locations across Los Angeles County and beyond at this year’s Coastal Cleanup Day.

Get Prepared

Get in Touch

Download the Clean Swell® app

Listen to our 2023 Cleanup Spotify Playlist.

There is a lot to do to get ready for Coastal Cleanup Day 2023. We’re here to help.

Have questions regarding the big day? Our Coastal Cleanup Team and veteran Beach Captain volunteers are here to help you make your cleanup a success. Email us at

Can’t make it to a Cleanup site on September 23, 2023 ? Heal the Bay can help you create your own site any day in September. Email us at

Get the Clean Swell® app to track you trash findings on Coastal Cleanup Day. Your cleanup observations help science and advocacy groups like Heal the Bay based around the world.

Listen to our 2023 Cleanup Playlist and get down and dirty why you cleanup your favorite Los Angeles site. New songs will be added continuously until September 23, 2023.

We’re Cleaning From Summit to Sea in 2023:

A Day of Action

Join us for our 34th annual community cleanup happening at more than 55 sites across Los Angeles County!  Our planet’s waters and marine life are suffering from the cumulative impact of an unprecedented amount of pollution, climate change, and harmful human activity. This year, we invite you to participate in our day of action to drastically rehabilitate our local environment. Choose a cleanup location and join in on fun site activities, giveaways, and more!

Our 2023 Theme

Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanup Day 2023 theme is all about using our self-expression, local knowledge, and collective strength to make an impact, not just on the beach, but throughout our watershed, from the highest summits of the Santa Monica Mountains to the seas far beyond the Channel Islands. While this past deluge of winter rain has brought relief to our parched region after years of drought, it also brings concern for water quality as rain water makes its way through the city bringing pollutants and trash to our waterways and beaches. Healthy rivers and coasts are the keys to a healthy planet from summit to sea. This year we are focusing on helping volunteers create cleanup sites wherever “healers” see the need, not just on the shore. Trash from inland areas flows downstream to the coast, so cleaning up neighborhood trash prevents marine debris.

Does your favorite hiking trail look like it could use a cleanup? Is the area around your neighborhood school in need of some care? What about your favorite swimming spot?

On Coastal Cleanup Day, thousands of people unite to keep our ecosystems thriving while deepening our sense of reciprocity for safe, healthy, and clean water. We invite you to make an impact wherever you are.



Make time to honor and care for our waterways and coastal waters, from the San Fernando Valley to Mulholland all the way to the sands of Santa Monica Bay… from #Summit2Sea.


Last year on Saturday, September 17, 2022, 4,583 Heal the Bay volunteers gathered across LA County to remove 11,298 pounds of trash and 313 pounds of recyclables from our watersheds, neighborhoods, and coastline.

For more stats on the success of last year’s work check out the Coastal Cleanup Day 2022 Wrap Up Book:

As we prepare to continue onward in our advocacy, we are still in awe of the community turnout for last year’s Coastal Cleanup Day 2022We’d like to send a huge wave of thanks to our Coastal Cleanup Day 2022 volunteers, organizers, and sponsors! Every day grants a new opportunity to drastically impact our local environment. Turn on our Coastal Cleanup Day Sounds of Solidarity playlistgather your supplies, and continue to spread the movement to keep our favorite community spaces safe, healthy, and clean. How do you show our Waters that you care?


WATCH our 2022 Trash Talk LIVE!–the official wrap show for Coastal Cleanup Day 2022 in Los Angeles! Learn about the impact of our day of action and witness the announcement of our initial 2022 cleanup totals. Visit our new Twitch channel for last year’s Coastal Cleanup Day highlights and Heal the Bay Aquarium programming.

We’d like to send a huge wave of thanks to our Coastal Cleanup Day 2023 organizers and sponsors!