Shoreline Cleanup Berkeley Marina

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Every 3rd Saturday of the month

Shorebird Park Nature Center

160 University Avenue · Berkeley, CA

How to find us

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We gather every third Saturday at Berkeley's Shorebird Nature Center, for a little citizen research data collection via a cleanup & training on the Bay estuary watershed.

Then we collect data from 1000's of food wrappers, shotgun shells, straws, children's toys, plastic bottle caps & photo-degraded plastics on the shore.

Cleanup data led to the first city plastic bag bans, here in Berkeley & state-wide in California in 2014. Now they're leading to the coming ban on micro-beads.

If you are bringing > 5 people with you, please contact us at below & let us know. We will send you any pertinent information and waivers for those under 18 yrs old.

In prep for the day...

• Wear sturdy shoes and dress in layers.

• If you can bring your own gloves and buckets it helps. (We do provide materials)

• We provide a map, bags, gloves, data cards, and sharps containers.

• You will team up in groups of 2-5 with one designated data collector.

• To gain familiarity with the categories (data comes in fast & furious) you can download the CleanSwell app in advance.

• Bring your own coffee, sunscreen, hats & water!

Any questions?
Just email Berkeley Shorebird Nature Center Staff or give a call. naturecenter@cityofberkeley,info[masked]

Thanks for your interest in the fun fight to clean our planet's oceans!

We look forward to having fun conducting citizen research together!