Cove Clean-Up Crew

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Help support San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s Aquatic Park, Victoria Park, Pocket Park, and beach area through picking up trash and/or marine debris. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines marine debris as "any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment or the Great Lakes. Anything human-made and solid can become marine debris once lost or littered in these aquatic environments. Our trash has been found in every corner of our ocean, from the most remote shorelines, to ice in the Arctic, and even the deepest parts of the sea floor." The crew meets every third Saturday from 10-1pm. Volunteers can work independently or in pairs. Additionally, there will be training provided of where the nearest restrooms and popular park locations.

Time Commitment

Volunteers are expected to contribute at least 2 hours a month. These cove clean-ups will meet every third Saturday of the month.

Major Duties

Collect and sort trash for disposal. Follow defined protocols to identify, count, and measure trash and record data on paper or on digital devices. Volunteers will work in pairs or small groups.


The supervisor will ensure that volunteers follow park procedures and provide any necessary training.

Work will include exposure to sunny and windy climate. Little to moderate exertion, such as bending, kneeling, and carrying loads to the Hyde Street Pier where the trash cans are located. If in doubt about their physical ability to perform a task, volunteers will consult the project leader before beginning work. Additionally, there are possible encounters to used needles, sharp objects, and animals.

Health and Physical Condition Requirements

Volunteers must be able to perform tasks that require frequent bending and straightening from the waist, kneeling and standing, and lifting objects that weigh up to 25 pounds.

Qualifications (knowledge, skills, experience, ability)

The knowledge, skills and abilities for each project may vary, but the basic requirements are:

· Ability to work independently or in pairs with little or no supervision and as part of a team for extended periods of time.

· Ability to maintain a positive attitude in a group setting for extended periods of time.

Required Training, Certifications, or Licenses

The project lead will provide an orientation and safety briefing of the facility and the project, as well as training in procedures and equipment used for collecting data. The volunteer’s supervisor will provide training of how to contact help in an emergency.

Benefits to Volunteer

There are rewards available to volunteers after reaching a set number of hours.

Start Date - 2024-07-13

End Date - 2024-12-20

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2905 Hyde StreetSan Francisco, CA 94109






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