Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

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Join your neighbors 9am-12pm for Coastal Cleanup Day

Berkeley, California (Monday, September 13, 2021) - Join City staff, community groups and volunteers from around Berkeley to help clean up trash and plastic pollution at local beaches, bays, and waterways during Coastal Cleanup Day. 

Cleanup activities will take place from 9am-12pm, along various areas of the Berkeley Waterfront and Aquatic Park.

You can pre-register online as an individual or group, and register in person on the day of the event. All participants must fill out a waiver; youth under 18 must have a waiver completed by their legal guardian.

Come early to get briefed, bring supplies, collect data

If you're interested, register online or at the event. Meet at:

Berkeley Coastal Cleanup
Saturday, September 18 at 9am
Shorebird Park Nature Center
160 University Avenue

You'll receive a safety talk and supplies. Parking is limited, so explore taking a bike, carpool, or public transportation (AC Transit, bus 51B).

To reduce plastic waste, if you are able, please bring your own supplies:

  • a bucket or reusable bag
  • a lightweight pair of gardening gloves
  • a filled, reusable water bottle

Otherwise, buckets, bags, and gloves will be available for volunteers.

Volunteers will collect trash and log it with the Clean Swell App or data cards. This will help compile data for one of the largest research efforts in the world. Coastal Cleanup Day is sponsored by the California Coastal Commission.

Annual support of California cleanup

Californians continue to show they care deeply about the environment by supporting the cleanup year after year. Over the past three decades, over 1.5 million volunteers have removed over 25 million pounds of trash. In 2019, more than 74,000 volunteers picked up more than 900,000 pounds of trash from beaches and waterways throughout California. More than 14,000 Californians participated in a neighborhood cleanup during September 2020, preventing over 150,000 pounds of trash from entering our stormwater systems and potentially polluting our coast and ocean.

Each of us can make a difference every day. Adopt your neighborhood storm drain and before and after any storm, pick up the trash before it makes it into our waterways. The top 10 trash items at cleanups are "single-use" items, and 80% of the waste picked up is from land-based sources. 

Help us collect trash and compile data to better understand pollution in our coastal waters. Spread the word to others and make this our most successful Coastal Cleanup Day yet! These efforts help advance the City's Strategic Plan goal to be a global leader in addressing climate change, advancing environmental justice, and protecting the environment.

This event is organized by the City of Berkeley's Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront Department. The Recreation Division offers dozens of camps, classes, and other activities for participants of all ages. For more information, sign up for Recreation Division's offerings via our online registration portal.



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