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Kayak Clean Up 2020

January 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

2020 Kayak Clean Up

Presented by the San Diego River Park Foundation


Once a year, the San Diego River Park Foundation gets special permission to enter the San Diego River Estuary on kayaks and pull trash out of the water in this sensitive habitat. This is a unique opportunity to see the San Diego River from a new angle while helping out!

The San Diego River Estuary is a critically important 330 acre wildlife area with habitat for many sensitive species, including endangered birds that nest in the estuary, like the Ridgway’s Rail and the California Least Tern. Over 100 different species of birds use this area as a rest area along the Pacific Flyway during their yearly migrations between Alaska and Mexico.

As a partners, Aqua Adventures will be providing kayaks available for volunteers to use at not cost, but you are welcome to bring you own. 

Kayaks will be sent out in two shifts: 7:00am-8:45am and 9:00am-10:45am.  Please indicate which shift you would prefer when you RSVP.

The 9am-10:45am shift is now full and can no longer accept any new RSVPs.  We still have open spaces available for our 7am-8:45am shift if you can bring your own kayak.

While boats are in the water, shore volunteers will remove trash along the banks of the estuary and the adjacent San Diego River Trail from 8am-11am


  • This event is open to volunteers ages 13+, but volunteers under the age of 16 must come with an adult.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Closed-toed shoes are required.
  • Sun protection, water and a snack are highly recommended.
  • Community service hours can be verified.

RSVP REQUIRED.  Limited volunteer spots available. To sign-up for the interest list and receive full details, please email volunteer@sandiegoriver.org or call (619) 297-7380.

*Please note: This is not an Aqua Adventures organized event – all inquiries should be submitted to the San Diego River Park Foundation at volunteer@sandiegoriver.org or call (619) 297-7380


January 11, 2020
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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San Diego River Park Foundation
(619) 297-7380


San Diego River

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