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Kayak Cleanup Events

Be an Ocean Connector and help us clean up the local wetlands!

Did you know wetlands provide a habitat for thousands of species of aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals? But their value extends far beyond just being a home for wildlife. Wetlands are our allies against climate change and natural disasters. They act as natural sponges, absorbing floodwaters and protecting our communities from flooding. Their vegetation and soil filter pollutants, improving water quality and creating healthier environments for us all.

Join us to help protect this vital habitat! Kayak into the wetlands of the South Bay and pick up litter from your kayak that would be otherwise unaccessible by foot. Each cleanup removes over 100 pounds of trash every time! We provide all kayak and cleanup equipment. Sign up today!

Duration 2-4 Hours (Depending on group size.)
Group Size Maximum 15
Ticket Cost Free
Season Year Round 

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Whats Included

  • All kayak and cleanup supplies.
  • An Ocean Connectors guide to lead you through the wetlands and debris sorting.
  • Option for free coffee and an ecology talk.
  • What You Need to Know

    • Arrive on time, we depart promptly.
    • Our kayak cleanups occur monthly based on the tides.
  • An Ocean Connectors guide will lead each cleanup and trash sorting afterward.
  • Wetlands are extremely important habitats. These events help preserve and protect these vital ecosystems.
  • FAQs

    Do I need to be an expert kayaker to join this tour?

    You do not need any prior kayaking experience to join this event…

    What fitness level is required?

    During this tour we stay localized in near the wetlands. You must be able to paddle and pick up trash for at least an hour. Please consider your limitations and proceed based on your abilities.

    Why is this event free?

    Ocean Connectors is a nonprofit program with a mission to educate, inspire, and connect youth in underserved Pacific coastal communities through the study of migratory marine life. Our goal is to empower local residents to experience local ecosystems and make a difference. We believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier.

    What is citizen science?

    Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in research to increase scientific knowledge. Citizen science helps with gathering scientific data as well as fostering community involvement. On this tour we will use apps like iNaturalist and Seek. Data collected using these can play an increasingly important role in science and conservation, with applications ranging from research and monitoring to species management, habitat protection, and informing law and policy.

    How can I give back and support youth education?

    If you feel called to do so, we graciously accept donations to help us cover our costs and support our education programs.

    Planning a special occasion or team-building event?

    Don’t see a date/time that you are looking for?

    Contact info@oceanconnectors.org for requests about additional dates, private tours, and group bookings. 

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