Riverbed Cleanup and Restoration Event at Otay Valley Regional Park
October 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
*Our cleanup events are currently suspended until further notice.
This will be our final cleanup of the year, in partnership with Otay Valley Regional Park. For these cleanups we will not only be ridding the area of debris before they have the opportunity to make it out the ocean, but we will also be doing some restoration work, removing invasive species from the riverbed and surrounding trails, as well as installing signs to bring awareness to Otay River and surrounding recreation areas.
Meet at the 273 Rancho Dr./I-805 river crossing. Look for the blue San Diego Coastkeeper canopy.
Meet at the dirt lot, and look for the blue Coastkeeper pop-up tent. That’s where you’ll start your morning by signing in and borrowing cleanup supplies or invasive removal supplies. We will walk you through some safety information and make sure you are properly equipped to help.
Please wear comfortable clothes, closed-toed shoes and sunscreen.
All volunteers (individuals as well as groups) are welcome to participate and must sign this liability waiver. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present at the beginning of the cleanup to sign a liability waiver before the minor can participate. Registration is not required unless a group is larger than 20 people – to register please contact [email protected].
As a volunteer, you play an active role in determining the sources of trash that we find. During the cleanup, please be prepared to fill out a data card detailing the types of trash that you collected, and make sure to have your trash weighed when you return to the registration table at the end of the cleanup.
Note: We are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year with the Coastkeeper Cleanup Challenge! To help us celebrate, don’t forget to tag us in your pics @sdcoastkeeper and use the hashtag #CoastkeeperCleanupChallenge!
Weather Cancellation Policy
If it is lightly raining, we will hold the cleanup. If there are heavy rains, we will cancel the cleanup. To check the status of a cleanup, please see the San Diego Coastkeeper events calendar or visit us on social media.
For additional information, please contact [email protected]