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I Heart Alameda & Oakland Estuary On-the-Water Cleanup!

  • Jack London Aquatic Center 115 Embarcadero Oakland, CA, 94606 United States (map)
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Jack London Aquatic Center On-the-Water Trash Cleanup!

We invite you on a Grand-Garbage-Go-Getting-Adventure, connect with nature, protect and clean your waterways, love your land while having FUN with your community.

Sign-up and reserve your spot on eventbrite

We'll have cleanup teams working “On the Water” via kayak, boat, and stand up paddle board. Team captains will lead groups to shoreline garbage hotspots that are only accessible by watercraft. (Rental kayaks available - details below.) If you do not want to be "On the Water" we'll need "On the Land" volunteers.

Hosted by I Heart Alameda & Oakland Estuary, Mary Spicer and the City of Oakland. Event Partners: California Canoe and Kayak, East Bay Rowing Club, The Clean Water Program & more to come.

This event is part of the annual Creek to Bay Day and Battle for the Bay, San Francisco vs Oakland, a volunteer competition to protect our Bay by cleaning our neighborhoods.


9:00 AM SIGN IN - All volunteers sign in at JLAC. Including paddlers that rented and paddled from CCK to JLAC.

9:30 AM- Welcome Orientation & Safety Talk. Please don’t clean until you listen to the safety talk. Clean up teams will be assigned at this time.

9:50 AM to 12 PM - Trash cleanup! We have a lot of garbage to GET.

12:30 PM - THANK YOU! We'll come back together for giveaways, and to load up the City of Oakland trash truck with our garbage finds.

1:00 PM - End!

Register today and invite your friends – have fun while getting garbage off the shores.

Another Kayak Cleanup with Brown Girl Surf will be joining the effort to clear 1K from the Bay and the Jack London Improvement District will be sponsoring 4 kayakers!

You can sign up and find more information on their eventbrite page here:

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