The Delta Waterway Cleanup

Translation Service Notice


What is the Delta Waterway Cleanup?

You will be participating in the Delta’s part of California Coastal Cleanup Day – California’s largest annual volunteer event is sponsored by the California Coastal Commission and brings folks together at sites around the state to celebrate and share their appreciation of California’s fabulous coast and waterways. California’s event is likewise part of International Coastal Cleanup Day, sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy, which is the largest volunteer event on earth! People from all walks of life gather at the river’s edge to help free our rivers, coastlines and beaches from ugly trash. The date is ALWAYS the third Saturday in September.

Why are waterway cleanups important?

Trash travels down to the ocean via rivers, creeks, storm drains, and sewers. Debris that gets picked up from our waterways is debris that WON’T get swept out to sea where it harms our oceans and wildlife – not to mention Cleanup improves our beaches, parks and recreation sites.

2017 Cleanup Sites - September 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Delta Protection Commission staff will serve as site captains for the Cleanup sites below, one in each Delta county. Use the volunteer registration link to sign up as an individual volunteer or to register your church group, Scout troop, or school club as volunteers.

Yolo County – West Sacramento – 2475 S. River Road near the Stone Locks. Land-based cleanup. (MAP)

Contra Costa County – Antioch – Fulton Shipyard Rd. and McElheny Rd. near Antioch Dunes. Land-based cleanup. A boat launch is also available for water-based cleanup. Bring your own kayak, canoe, etc. This site is not recommended for children. (MAP)

San Joaquin County – Buckley Cove Park, Stockton. Land-based cleanup. (MAP)

Solano County – Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista – WATER-BASED CLEANUP. Bring your own kayak, canoe, etc. We will also have a limited number of kayaks available for use (not recommended for first time paddlers). (MAP)

Sacramento County – The Delta Loop – Pirate’s Lair Marina, 169 W Brannan Island Rd, Isleton. Land-based cleanup. A boat launch is also available for water-based cleanup. Bring your own kayak, canoe, etc. (MAP)



Questions? Contact Stacy Hayden at (916) 375-4886 or

Be Prepared

To save time we recommend you print, fill out the liability waiver, and bring it with you when you check in with the Site Captain on the day of the cleanup.
Liability Waiver (English)
Liability Waiver (Español)

To save paper, groups can print out the waiver above and sign the multi-signature sheet:
Liability Waiver multi-signature sheet (English)
Liability Waiver multi-signature sheet (Spanish)


We highly recommend you bring your own work gloves and 2-5 gallon bucket or reusable/recyclable container to collect trash in. This reduces the number of single-use latex gloves and plastic bags thrown away on Cleanup Day! Bring a water bottle to reduce the use of plastic waste. There will also be cleanup supplies available for use at the site.


Wear sunscreen, closed-toed shoes, and appropriate clothing for the weather. Also, make sure you have fluids and snacks on hand.

Most Cleanup Day sites DO NOT have bathroom facilities available.

Stay Safe

  • Wear gloves
  • Be careful of glass, nails & sharp items
  • Look before you reach and grab
  • Needles/syringes – DON’T PICK UP!
  • Dead/injured animals – DON’T TOUCH!
  • Encampments – leave areas alone
  • Pick up human created debris only
  • Don’t lift anything too heavy
  • Children must be supervised by an adult
  • Prevent sunburn & dehydration


Notify Site Captain of any emergency, needles/syringes, dead/injured animals, and encampments

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