Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 - Volunteers Waiver & Sign Up Form

I agree as follows: 1. I am volunteering my services for Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 (“the Event”);
2. I will perform assigned tasks that are within my physical capability, and I will not undertake tasks that are beyond my ability;
3. I will not participate if under the influence of alcohol or any drug that could impair my physical or mental abilities;
4. I am familiar with the safe operation and use of machinery, equipment and tools that I may utilize in connection with the Event, and I will not undertake to use any machinery, equipment or tools with which I am unfamiliar or which I do not know how to operate safely;
5. I have received appropriate instruction regarding this Event, including appropriate safety and emergency procedures, I fully understand those instructions, and I agree, after proper inspection, to use only the supplies, tools and equipment provided by
Event organizers;
6. I will perform only those tasks assigned, observe all safety rules, and use care in the performance of my assignments;
7. I specifically acknowledge that I am engaging in this activity as a volunteer and not as a State of California employee, agent, official, officer or representative, and further acknowledge that I am not entitled to any compensation, benefit or insurance coverage from the State of California, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the California Coastal Commission, the California State Parks Foundation, or any Event promoter, sponsor, or organizer, nor will I make any such claim.

I understand and agree that neither the State of California, California Coastal Commission, California State Parks Foundation, California Department of Parks & Recreation, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, California Department of Transportation, Acterra, Aeolian Yacht Club, Alameda County Resource Conservation District, Aquarium of the Bay, Ballena Bay Yacht Club, Ballena Isle Marina, City of Belmont, City of Berkeley, City of Brisbane, City of Burlingame, City of East Palo Alto, City of Fremont, City of Livermore, City of Menlo Park, City of Millbrae, City of Oakland, City of Pacifica, City of Redwood City, City of San Mateo, City of South San Francisco, City of South San Francisco Parks and Recreation, Coastside Land Trust, East Bay Regional Park District, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Grand Marina, Half Moon Bay Yacht Club, Kaiser Permanente Walking Group, Marine Science Institute, Oakland Yacht Club, Oakland Marinas, Pacifica Beach Coalition, Pacifica's Environmental Family, Port of Oakland, Port of San Francisco, Redwood High School, San Gregorio Environmental Resource Center, San Mateo County, San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program, San Mateo County Environmental Health, San Mateo County Parks, San Mateo County Public Works, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Save Our Shores, Sequoia Yacht Club, Surfrider San Mateo, UCCE Master Gardeners SF & San Mateo County, nor any of their respective employees, officers, agents or assigns, (collectively referred to as “Released Parties”), may be held liable or responsible in any way for any injury, death or other damages to me or my family, heirs, or assigns that may occur as a result of my participation in the Event, or as a result of product liability or the negligence, whether passive or active, of any party, including Released Parties, in connection with the Event.

I understand that cleaning up beaches or inland water areas involves certain inherent risks, including but not limited to, the risks of possible injury, infection or loss of life as a result of contact with needles, condoms, metal objects, burning embers or other hazardous materials, wild animals, poisonous plants, snakes, or from over-exertion or environmental conditions, including but not limited to flooding, rockslides, sun exposure, or dangerous terrain. If I intend to use a watercraft in connection with the Event, I also understand the risks related to the acquisition and use of such crafts, including but not limited to risks related to marine facilities, fuels and lubricants, weather, tides, water movement, watercraft operation (including risks related to exertion), collisions, water temperature (including hypothermia), sun exposure, swimming proficiency, and rescue efforts. Despite the risks, I still choose to participate in such activity.
No known physical or health limitation prevents me from safely participating in this Event. In Consideration for being allowed to participate, I personally assume all risks, whether foreseen or unforeseen, in connection with the Event of any harm, injury or damage that may befall me as a participant. If I am injured during the Event, I authorize any physician licensed in California to perform such emergency treatment as he or she believes, in his or her sole judgment, may be necessary. I am over the age of eighteen and legally competent to sign this liability release, or I have acquired the written consent of my parent or guardian. I understand that the terms herein are contractual and not a mere recital, this instrument is legally binding, and I have signed this document of my own free act.

I agree to allow my image to be used in published materials and web sites that promote the programs of the California Coastal Commission. By including my email address below, I understand that the California Coastal Commission may contact me about future Coastal Cleanup Day events and other Public Education programs.

I HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIM OR LAWSUIT FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR WRONGFUL DEATH, BY ME, MY FAMILY, ESTATE, HEIRS, OR ASSIGNS, ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT, INCLUDING BOTH CLAIMS ARISING DURING THE ACTIVITY AND AFTER I COMPLETE THE ACTIVITY, AND INCLUDING CLAIMS BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OF OTHER PARTICIPANTS OR THE RELEASED PARTIES, WHETHER PASSIVE OR ACTIVE.

I agree to allow my image to be used in published materials and web sites that promote the programs of the California Coastal Commission. By including my email address below, I understand that the California Coastal Commission may contact me about future Coastal Cleanup Day events and other Public Education programs.

I HAVE FULLY INFORMED MYSELF OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS LIABILITY RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK.

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