June 8th, 2018

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World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup

Celebrate World Oceans Day and join WildAid, Surfrider SF, and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary for the first-ever Beach Cleanup Bash - it’s free - at Ocean Beach (Stairwell 17, across the street from the Beach Chalet) in San Francisco. This event features a full afternoon of fun, educational activities: lend a helping hand to keep our beach environment clean and beautiful; learn from local conservation experts about the importance of marine protected areas and the role they play in protecting endangered marine species around the world; enjoy complimentary refreshments and mingle with fellow ocean-lovers. This is a family-friendly event.

WHO: Hosted by WildAid Marine, Surfrider SF, and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

WHAT: An educational volunteer day and celebration of marine conservation efforts, both local and international.

WHEN: Saturday, June 9th, 3:00-6:00pm (see below for a detailed schedule of activities)

WHERE: Ocean Beach, Stairwell 17 (directly across from the Beach Chalet Restaurant), San Francisco

Schedule of Events

3:00-5:00pm: Beach Cleanup with Surfrider SF

5:00-5:30pm: Presentations by WildAid Marine and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) on the importance of marine protected areas, the role they play in protecting endangered marine species both locally and internationally, and how you can get involved. Speakers include:

Meaghan Brosnan, Director, WildAid Marine Program

Silvia Bor, Program Officer, WildAid Marine Program

Carol Preston, Education Coordinator, GFNMS

Justin Holl, Visitor Center Manager, GFNMS

5:30-6:00pm: Beach Bonfire and Social Hour; Complimentary refreshments provided + WildAid Raffle.

*Please wear comfortable shoes and bring extra layers as it can be chilly at the beach.



- Plastic Pollution Events
- Youth Focused


Organization Name
Surfrider Foundation San Francisco Chapter
Organization Type
Conservation Organization
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign


As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    Under 12,Ages 12-18,College/University Age
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


Ocean Beach Stairwell 17
Stairwell 17
San Francisco, California 94121 United States
Coordinated by