September 16, 2017
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
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Tide Pools Parking Lot
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Community Connection -
California Coastal Cleanup Day

As a volunteer organization,
the Association of Legal Administrators
encourages its members to give back to the community. 

Join the three ALA Bay Area Chapters
in this joint Community Connection Event!

Pacifica Beach Coalition - Coastal Cleanup Day
at Mavericks Beach, Half Moon Bay, California

Every year, on the third Saturday in September, people join together at sites all over California to take part in the State's largest volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Since 2005, over 36,000 pounds of debris have been removed from the San Mateo County coastline by more than 9,500 volunteers every year.

The event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Ocean Conservancy, which is the one of the largest volunteer events on the planet! The Pacifica Beach Coalition has been hosting this annual statewide cleanup since 1998. 

Activity Details

The Silicon Valley Chapter is joining with the East Bay and Golden Gate Chapters of the Association of Legal Administrators to donate our time picking up trash and recyclables as part of this effort.

WHEN:  Saturday, September 16, 9 am - 11 am.  Arrive at 8:45 am.

  • Pre-event coffee and donuts will be hosted.

WHERE: Mavericks Beach, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

COST: none

RSVP: Use the REGISTER link below by September 11 to sign up and complete the Online Volunteer Registration and Waiver 

  • Bring your family, friends, and co-workers. There is NO limit to the number of people who can join in this effort.
  • Please note that you are with the Association of Legal Administrators group working at location: Mavericks – Half Moon Bay

Be Prepared

What to Wear

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • An extra layer, like a sweater or jacket in case it is cold. Be prepared to be outside in potentially changing weather for at least half a day.

What to Bring

  • A bucket (1 to 5 gallon). No need to bring bags.
  • Gloves (reusable, like gardening gloves or leather work gloves)
  • Water (in a reusable bottle) and snacks


Information and Guidelines

  1. Please follow these Cleanup Guidelines to avoid injury or distress.
  2. More questions? Read our Beach Cleanup FAQs.
  3. Learn more about the Coastal Cleanup history and the problem with marine debris.
  4. Learn more about the Pacifica Beach Coalition and Mavericks Coastal Cleanup.

Photos: 2016 Coastal Cleanup 



If you have questions or need to cancel your registration, please contact Jim Karkas at 

About ALA

ALA is the undisputed leader for the business of law, focused on the delivery of cutting-edge management and leadership products and services to the global legal community.

We identify and provide solutions to the most strategic and operational challenges our members and customers face today, while we prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.

Chartered in 1982, the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators is your connection to legal management knowledge, resources, and networking.



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California Coastal Cleanup Day - Sep 16, 2017