International Coastal Cleanup

The International Coastal Cleanup is the world's largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways. 
People all over the world remove trash from the shores and document what they find. The data is compiled and published in an annual global report on marine debris by the Ocean Conservancy. Take a look at our 2017 Rhode Island report

WHEN:  The 2018 ICC will be held on Saturday, September 15 (with alternate dates throughout September & October).  

WHERE: Beaches in Rhode Island and all over the world!

WHY: Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies.  Policymakers use the ICC data to raise awareness about marine debris and reduce the problem at the source.

On average, more than 2,000 volunteers participate annually in the Rhode Island ICC at more than 80 sites, typically removing about 20,000 pounds of trash and debris. Over 700,000 volunteers across the globe take a stand against ocean trash by joining the ICC. 

2018 SPONSORS: Citizens Bank, American Chemistry Council, Bay Coast Bank, Falvey Insurance Group, MetLife, Strategic Retirement Partners, and Allegra.

LEADERSHIP: If you are interested in organizing a cleanup for 2018, please contact July Lewis for more information. 


Download the 2017 Rhode Island Coastal Cleanup Report


CONTACT: For more information on participating in the event or leading a cleanup, contact Volunteer Manager July Lewis. If your business is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Events Manager Leanne Danielsen.