Coastal Cleanup Day is a local and international event held every September to clean our beaches and waterways.
Just like any cleanup event, it’s a good idea to wear closed-toed shoes, bring your own reusable water bottle, and wear sunscreen and other sun protection like hats or sunglasses. Go the extra mile and BYO-BOB (see below)!
We encourage you to Bring Your Own Bag Or Bucket or a friend named Bob! Reusable gloves and friends of other names are welcome too.
Volunteer efforts last year saved over 500 bags, which were used for other cleanups throughout the year. The less trash we generate for the event the better it is for the environment.
No, but it is highly encouraged. While we want to have the cleanest and greenest cleanup possible, we’ll provide recycling and trash bags, gloves, and data cards for volunteers. However, don’t be surprised if you only get one bag or one glove! After all, our primary goal is to reduce…and then reuse and recycle.
We welcome all ages at Coastal Cleanup Day. Most of our sites are appropriate for children, but if you see a location that requires lots of walking, make sure your kids can handle it. We also require a responsible adult to sign for any child under 18.