California Coastal Cleanup Day is a statewide annual event in which 50,000 volunteers at 700 locations remove trash and debris from California’s beaches. Hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as "the largest garbage collection" (1993), Coastal Cleanup Day has organized volunteers who have removed more than 12 million pounds of beach and coastal debris over the past 28 years. Point Reyes National Seashore, in conjunction with the California Coastal Commission, hosts this free event at Drakes Beach on the third Saturday in September from 10 am to 1 pm. This is a family friendly event with a "Dress like (Sir Francis) Drake" contest and a "Bling Your Bucket" competition with prizes awarded. Participants are encouraged to bring sunhats, sunscreen and water bottles.
California Coastal Cleanup Day