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San Simeon State Park & WR Hearst Memorial Beach Clean-Up

San Simeon State Park at WR Hearst Memorial Beach
San Simeon, CA 93452

(805) 927-6575

http://montereybay.noaa.gov/vc/cdc/welcome.html

Overview

What: Beach clean-up at W.R. Hearst Memorial State Beach
When: Annually on the 3rd Saturday of September
Reservation Needed: No, but for detailed meeting location and time, please contact the seasonal hosting website calendar starting September 1st. Thank you.

Stewardship Travel along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route in coastal San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL) engages visitors in over 50 bite-size activities and contribution opportunities. Stewardship Travel adds meaning and fun while immersing visitors deeply in the natural and cultural heritage experiences that California’s unique Central Coast has to offer.

Each year during California Coastal Clean-Up Day in mid-September, the Coastal Discovery Center organizes public participation in the San Simeon Bay's beach clean-up by providing litter bags and direction for clean-up volunteers. In addition, the Center offers Marine Debris programs which include education and beach clean-ups year round. Please RSVP by calling (805) 801-0773.

The Coastal Discovery Center is a joint venture between the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and California State Parks. Located on beautiful San Simeon Bay, the Coastal Discovery Center celebrates the connection between land and sea. The Center offers interactive exhibits and education programs which highlight the cultural and natural history of old San Simeon, California State Parks, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The interface of land and sea is unique, drawing people for its rich bounty, economic opportunity, recreation and inspiration. Protection of these special places preserves them for use and enjoyment for generations to come.

Gain a deeper connection on vacation through activities and charitable donation opportunities that protect wildlife, habitat, and cultural heritage sites.
This activity selection includes:
*A hands-on stewardship/caring activity
*A conservation/heritage donation opportunity through Coastal Discovery Center
(Most non-profit organizations have donation pages. For those that don't, please contact their office directly by clicking the "donation opportunity" link above. Thank you!)

Thank you for being a Stewardship Traveler along the Highway 1 Discovery Route.

Features

  • Beaches
  • Free Things To Do
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Activities & State Parks
  • Stewardship Donation Opportunities
  • Stewardship Travel Activities