International Coastal Cleanup “The Big Day”

September 21, 2019 all-day
Various Rhode Island Shorelines
July Lewis

Saturday, September 21st is the “big day” for International Coastal Cleanup. We will be hosting cleanups throughout the state. Below is the list and link to each cleanup.

Charlestown Breachway, 9-11 AM
Blue Shutters Beach, 10 AM-12 PM
Stillhouse Cove, 8:30-10:30 AM
East Greenwich Boat Launch, 9-11 AM
Sabin Point Park, 10 AM-12 PM
Little Compton Town Shoreline, 9 AM-12 PM
Second Beach, 10 AM-12 PM
Third Beach, 10 AM-12 PM
Narragansett Town Beach, 9-12 PM
Aunt Carrie’s Beach, 10 AM-12 PM
South Ferry Beach, 9-10:30 AM
Easton’s Beach, 12-2 PM
Compass Rose Beach, 9-11 AM
Rome Point, 10 AM-12 PM
North Kingstown Town Beach, 10 AM-12 PM
Sandy Point Beach, 9-11 AM
Collier Point Park, 8-10 AM
Fields Point, 10 AM-12 PM
Prudence Island Cleanup, 8 AM-12 PM
Conimicut Point, 10 AM-12 PM
Goddard Park, 8-10 AM
Oakland Beach, 10 AM- 12 PM
Salter Grove, 10 AM- 12 PM
Weekapaug Breachway, 9-11 AM
Westerly & Charlestown shore with RIMS, 8 AM-12 PM


  • Dress for the weather! Remember it is often cooler and windier at the shore.
  • Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Closed-toed shoes are required.
  • Bring work gloves! We will have disposable gloves as well.


  • A bottle of water (we recommend reusable!) and any snacks you might want.
  • Our waiver, completed and signed: Volunteer Waiver Release Form. Completing this form in advance saves time during check in, but we will also have plenty of copies there if you have trouble printing. IF UNDER 18 parent or guardian MUST sign waiver.
  • If you have your own trash grabbers, bring them along!


  • Anyone! Volunteers under 16 must participate with an adult, and adults must supervise their children during the cleanup.
  • All volunteers must be able to do some light to moderate bending and lifting.
  • Volunteers must have their own transportation to the event.


  • See our sheet for safety tips and more ICC info here.
  • Need documentation of your volunteer hours? Just ask your cleanup leader at the event. We will have service letters on hand to complete for you.

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.


July 7, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19. All internship and public programs remain suspended at this time.

Save The Bay has begun to post limited volunteer opportunities with new procedures for the health and safety of volunteers. Pre-registration is required. Learn more at

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.