All Rotary clubs in District 5150 are invited to participate in the 38th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon as one of the District’s Community Service events.
Since the start of California Coastal Cleanup Day in 1985, over 1 million Californians have removed over 20 million pounds of trash and recyclables from our state’s beaches, lakes, and waterways. Several District 5150 Rotary Clubs have participated in the cleanup efforts in past years. Our District would like to have all clubs be part of this worthwhile effort to protect our environment, especially because this project works well with all levels of abilities.  
You and your clubs are encouraged to start your own cleanup project, or join forces with other Rotary club, Rotaract clubs, Interact clubs, volunteer, and community organizations. As September 17 lands on the last day of the Joint Service Week for Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist International clubs (September 11 through 17), RI General Secretary John Hewko requested the clubs to work with one of those service clubs, if possible.   

Currently, District 5150 clubs have committed to the following projects:
  • Novato – Scottsdale Pond/Novato Creek/Warner Creek area (Ignacio, Novato, Novato Sunrise)
  • San Rafael – Pickleweed Park (San Rafael, San Rafael Harbor), Mahon Creek (Mission San Rafael)
  • West Marin (West Marin)
San Francisco:
  • Love Our City – Neighborhood Public Works Beautification (Chinatown)
San Mateo:
  • Half Moon Bay (Half Moon)
Rotarians should contact your club lead to sign up.  Clubs looking for additional cleanup sites, go to:
To add your club to the list or for questions or more information about this event, please contact Sylvia Barry at 415-717-0293 or email   

We look forward to having most of District 5150 clubs be part of this Cleanup Effort!