Coastal Cleanup Day Along Putah Creek: September 18th, 2021

Coastal cleanup crew

The California Coastal Cleanup Day is part of the world’s largest single-day volunteer event! Putah Creek Council has hosted cleanups on Putah Creek for 33 years – since 1988 – and started coordinating our annual cleanup event with California Coastal Cleanup Day in 2004. It’s an amazing feeling to be part of something so huge! The data volunteers collect on the Cleanup Day is compiled and used by policymakers and educators to help address the problem of litter in our waterways.

Join us on September 18th to help make Putah Creek beautiful, clean and safe, while helping make a lasting impact for California waterways!

Putah Creek Cleanup Sites

Winters Putah Creek Nature Park

Suitable for supervised children. Groups will collect trash along the north and south banks of Putah Creek in the nature park from the car bridge upstream and downstream to below I-505.

Putah Creek Road

Adults only. A lot of the trash that ends up in Winters Putah Creek Nature Park blows in from Putah Creek Road. A group of volunteers will collect trash along Putah Creek Road from the car bridge to below I-505.

City of Davis South Fork Preserve

Suitable for supervised children. A group of volunteers will travel east in the oak grassland section and another group will travel across Mace Blvd down the creekside trails and under the overpass bridge.

Stevenson Bridge**

Not suitable for children under the age of 14. A group of volunteers will carpool to this site and clean trash from the creek channel and banks, and from the adjacent roadways.

Dry Creek**

Suitable for supervised children.

** Events at these sites are to be determined based on need and volunteer interest. Check our Events Calendar to see if registration pages for these sites are available.

Protect your happy place


How to Register

Register by visiting our Events Calendar and finding the location you would like to attend. Click the Register Now button at the top right or bottom left of the registration page of the event site you would like to attend.

Where to Meet

Please arrive at the site that you signed up for on September 18th at 9 AM. Putah Creek Council staff will be there to coordinate the event. An email confirmation will be sent to you with details on the logistics for the event.

What to Bring/Wear

  • Wear long pants, closed-toe sturdy shoes, lightweight gloves, a hat, and sunscreen
  • Bring a full, refillable water bottle (additional water will be available)
  • If you have one, please bring a bucket or reusable bag for trash (additional bags and buckets will be available)
  • Every participant including children must agree to the waiver for Putah Creek Council. Click the link to review the form at your leisure so you do not have to do it at the event: Putah Creek liability waiver and photo release form. At the sign-in table, you will be reminded that when you enter your name on the sign-in sheet you will be agreeing to both liability forms.

If you have any questions about Putah Creek Council’s Coastal Cleanup Day events, please reach out to