Spruce Up San Rafael!

Earth Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9am to noon
Give back, with millions across the country, at an Earth Day service project. Join your neighbors at one of four projects in San Rafael. Bring your family and friends!

Sunday, April 23, 2017
11am to 1:30pm
Clean Gallinas Creek via Kayak

Earth Day, Saturday April 22 — Various Volunteer Opportunities

Remove Invasive Plants on Shoreline Path @ Bedford Cove
Volunteers will pull sprouting broom plants and trim back other plants on Shoreline Path. Meet at the “park bench” on the path adjacent to Bedford Cove. Carpool is recommended, as parking is limited along Spinnaker Point Drive and side streets. Click here to sign up: Remove Invasive Plants on Shoreline Path @ Bedford Cove

Trash Pick Up on Shoreline Path @ Target
Volunteers will walk shoreline path and pick-up trash. We will also clean adjacent areas. Parking is plentiful at Target on 125 Shoreline Parkway. Meet at Starbucks patio. A stunning Bay view awaits you! Click here to sign up: Pick Up Trash on Shoreline Path at Target

Clean the Canal on a Paddle Board!
How cool… a trash pick-up from a paddle board! You can enjoy a free paddle board during the cleanup time. Reserve your spot by calling 101 Surf Sports at 415-524-8492, ask about the Earth Day Cleanup.

Trash Cleanup and Pruning @ Schoen Park
Volunteers will pick up trash at the park and marsh or help trim plants that hide Schoen Park. Schoen Park is located where Canal Street becomes Spinnaker Point Drive. This small park is east of Albert J. Boro Community Center, do not park at the Community Center. Please use street parking, though it is limited, consider carpool, bike or walk. Click here to sign up: Schoen Park – Trash Cleanup and Invasive Plant Trimming

What to bring to all projects: Water in a reusable bottle, your favorite work gloves, sunscreen, hat, layered clothing, and sturdy close-toed shoes.

RSVP or request information from Ann Bauer at 415-485-3071 or email info@sanrafaelvolunteers.org

Sunday, April 23 — Clean the Gallinas Creek on a Kayak!

Join the Gallinas Watershed Council to pick up trash at Gallinas Creek via kayak from  11am to 1:30pm. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Coastal Cleanup Day

CCD 2014_Interact (4)Saturday, September 16, 2017 —  9am to noon

Coastal Cleanup Day is the state’s largest volunteer event. Volunteers help remove trash and recyclables from beaches, waterways and surrounding areas. Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students, and neighbors to join together, take care of our fragile marine environment, and have fun!

Click to see our accomplishments in 2016!

Make a Difference Day

MDD 2014Saturday, October 28, 2017 —  9am to noon

Make a Difference Day is a national day of helping others—a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors.

Check back closer to the date for specific projects. Last year 24 volunteers including scouts from Troops 101 and 2000 plus students from Terra Linda High School painted benches and picnic tables at Albert Park Field.

San Rafael celebrates the day as the culmination of its own season of monthly service projects from April to October. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make a Difference Day is an annual event. Click here for the National Make a Difference Day website.