Marina Cleanup Day for Trash Free SeasWhether at the Dock or on the Water, Everyone Can Make a Difference
Join family, friends and fellow sea dogs to remove trash before it reaches our ocean! This summer plan a Marina Cleanup Day with Ocean Conservancy, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the California Coastal Commission and the California State Parks Department of Boating and Waterways! We welcome all boating facilities, boating groups, sailors, fishermen and water enthusiasts alike to celebrate the aquatic ecosystems we love by holding a Marina or boating facility Cleanup! By boat, on foot, at your local marina or elsewhere, you can make a difference. Plus, we’ll supply a Cleanup Toolkit to get you started. Simply register below!
Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup is a testament to individuals’ ability to create impactful change: removing over 18 million pounds in one day!
One of the most universal problems we face when it comes to a clean and healthy ocean is quite simple to understand: trash. Marine debris is found nearly everywhere, from coastal inlets to remote open-ocean and from surface to sea floor. Impacts of ocean trash are vast and significant, threatening wildlife, human health, local economies, tourism, fishing, water quality and maritime safety. Fortunately, we can all play a role in the solution.
- Tie Marina Cleanup Day into your National Marina Day celebration! National Marina Day is usually the second Saturday in June.
- Hold a Marina Cleanup Day after 4th of July festivities.
- Be stewards off the dock too: Know of a location in your community that could use some cleanup attention? Gather family and friends to clean that spot for a few hours.
- Become citizen scientist and track the debris you are removing! Ocean Conservancy’s new mobile app, Clean Swell, allows you to quickly and easily track each piece of trash as you collect it. Available in the App Store and Google Play now!
- Make it a green event! Encourage volunteers to bring their own bucket, reusable bag and work gloves to reduce the amount of plastic bags and disposable gloves used at your event.
- Remember: Safety is first! Do not attempt to remove trash from a location that is dangerous for volunteers or could contain hazardous materials.
Start your Marina Clean Up Today!
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!
Market your cleanup using social media and the below flyers
During the Cleanup - Download the Cleen 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.
Share the experience with your friends and NAMEPA!
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