Thur 11/15 Updated: CleanUps + More Volunteer Training Sessions

[update Thu 11.15 6pm] — A big THANK YOU to the EPA, SF Department of Emergency Management and the National Park Service for putting on more training sessions.

It was impressive to see a turnout of 700-800 folks at the San Francisco volunteer training sessions yesterday (Wednesday).  Due to the huge crowd, the officials condensed the training and turned it into two sessions, 6pm and 8:30pm.

We’ll post the content of the training program and tips shortly.

TODAY’S 11/15 OCEAN BEACH CLEANUP – 8am on @ Lincoln
Ocean Beach remains closed.  Cleanup begins at 8am today Thursday, at Lincoln and Great Highway.   Crew will move northward.  Please sign in at the red tent with your official ID.  Cards from other official training sessions (including Pacifica, etc.) are accepted. 

Remember, have someone else help you taking on/off your Tyvek suit.  DO NOT reuse it.  Also, make sure you’re careful where you step and ensure you’re not trampling oil around on the sand…and tracking oil into your car, house, etc. 

We thought there was an East Bay cleanup going on, but there is not.   For volunteers that have been trained and badged, if you have questions or need to know where the next cleanup is that you can join, stay tuned here.  You can also  call 311 or visit their website at

To join NON-OILED beach cleanups in Marin, Limatour, HMB, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (we assume certification is not required), visit here:

SAN FRANCISCO TRAINING – please bring photo ID. 
NOTE: 400 participants maximum, each training session; first come, first served.  Location is at the entrance of GG Park.

  • Saturday, 11/17:    8am-noon | Location: County Fairground’s Hall of Flowers, GG Park, 9th & Lincoln
  • Saturday 11/17:  1pm-5pm |  Same as above

BERKELEY/EAST BAY – please bring photo ID

  • Saturday, 11/19: 8am | 1900 6th Street, Berkeley

HALF MOON BAY – please bring photo ID

  •  Thursday 5pm – IDES Building, 735 Main Street.  Sponsored by San Mateo County Alerts ( 
  •  Saturday 8am – Location TBD 

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