33rd Bayfront Cleanup

Saving Our Bay One Cigarette, One Bottle Cap,
One Food Wrapper at a Time.

In 2016 more than 900 volunteers collected five tons of litter and close to 400 pounds of recycling from our shoreline, lagoon, and San Mateo Creek. We are hoping for even more volunteers in 2017!

The highlight of the event each year is the "Catch of the Day" where volunteers get to show off their most "unusual" finds.

Be prepared to get dirty, have a good time, and help the environment!

Volunteers Needed: BayFront CleanUp Volunteer Application

Location: Ryder Park, 1801 J. Hart Clinton Dr, San Mateo (Directions)

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

  7:30am – 9:00am

  8:00am - Noon

Special Notes:
  The nature of the event makes it most appropriate for children 10 years of age and older. Also, be sure to wear old clothes and sturdy shoes (no flip flops or open-toed shoes!). If you really like an adventure, wear old water resistant boots and look for "unusual litter" in the "Tidelands Mud Crawl"!
Bayfront Cleanup Registration


  • Prizes for “Catch of the Day” (most unusual litter!)
  • Hamburgers and hotdogs for hungry volunteers – our way of saying “Thank You!”
  • Live Music

Attention Students!

If you care about the planet and you need service hours, this is the event for you! We’ll sign off on your service hour form at the event.

More Information

  • Read an interesting article on coastal litter
Bayfront Cleanup, Man With Tire