883 Volunteers ֍ 21,628 Pounds of Trash ֍ 1,208 Cleanups
Help Keep Our Community Litter-Free!
Channelkeeper’s Watershed Brigade is a community of volunteers dedicated to keeping our local watersheds and beaches clean. Brigade members remove trash from trails, creeks, rivers, urban areas, and beaches, act as environmental stewards, and collect trash data used to help reduce pollution at its source. And it’s fun! Volunteers earn points that make them eligible for perks and prizes.
Beaches, creeks, trails, and rivers along the South Coast are experiencing more visitation than ever before, and a lot of trash is left behind in these fragile environments, damaging their ecosystems and polluting waterways.
We formed the Watershed Brigade in 2020 as a grassroots community effort to fight litter and keep our local watersheds and beaches clean. Members work together to clean up trash and debris from local trails, creeks, rivers, urban areas, and beaches and we also work as environmental stewards to encourage responsible exploration of our local watersheds.
Volunteering is super fun!
- Sign up for our Monthly Watershed Brigade Event
- Earn Points for Clean-ups and Prizes in our Monthly Challenges
- Volunteer for Community Service Credit
- Sign your Company up for our Corporate Challenge
- Help us spread the word!
Stay Safe, Everyone!
Sign the Waiver / Exención.
Read the Safety + Outreach Guidelines. Be sure to wear gloves and a mask!
Watch this one-minute video to learn more!
Watershed Brigade Cumulative Cleanup Map:
Here’s How to Get Started!
- Complete the Waiver / Exención
- Pick a Location – Choose an area to clean up. You can pick up litter from anywhere – your neighborhood, a local park, a local trail, a creek bed, highway turnouts … anywhere! Join Channelkeeper’s Watershed Brigade Facebook Group or Email us for location suggestions!
- Grab a Clean-up Kit – Your Clean-Up Kit should include trash bags and latex safety gloves. Use your own or request a kit.
- Read the SAFETY & OUTREACH GUIDELINES.
- Clean up! – After reading the safety & outreach guidelines, get out there and start your clean-up!
- Report Back – Recording your volunteer effort is important – and super easy!
In order to earn points, share your info by either:
- Posting to our Facebook group: Channelkeeper’s Watershed Brigade
- Completing this quick info sheet.
- Date of Clean-up/Time/Location
- Hours/Volunteer Time
- Weight Of Litter
- Photos Of Litter Collected And Participants
Litter is one of the most pervasive water quality problems affecting the planet and our local waterways. Thank you for helping keep our local watersheds clean and healthy!