International Coastal Cleanup 2017

Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

We need your help to solve this problem.

For nearly three decades, NAMEPA & volunteers with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup® have picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear and even automobiles and kitchen appliances.

In 2015, more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during the International Coastal Cleanup.

The resulting item-by-item, location-by-location Ocean Trash Index that Ocean Conservancy compiles each year provides the only global snapshot of the marine debris littering coasts and waterways around the world.


WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP THIS MOMENTUM GOING. JOIN THE WORLD’S LARGEST VOLUNTEER EFFORT FOR OUR OCEAN BY FINDING A CLEANUP LOCATION NEAR YOU.


CAN’T PARTICIPATE IN AN
INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP EVENT?

THAT'S OK, WE CAN WALK YOU THROUGH STARTING YOUR OWN! 

BEFORE THE CLEANUP - LET US KNOW WHERE YOUR CLEANUP WILL BE AND WE CAN HELP SPREAD THE NEWS! E-MAIL LYN.HARRIS@NAMEPA.NET OR TAG US ON SOCIAL MEDIA! 

DURING THE CLEANUP - DOWNLOAD THE CLEAN SWELL APP ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE TO TRACK ITEMS COLLECTED. TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOS AND SHARE THEM WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA! 

AFTER THE CLEANUP - SEND US YOUR DATA, AND PHOTOS SO WE CAN SHARE ALL THE AMAZING WORK YOUR GROUP ACCOMPLISHED. 

SOCIAL MEDIA
SHARE THE EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND NAMEPA!

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