International Coastal Cleanup

Join the International Coastal Cleanup,
the biggest coastal volunteer cleanup effort in the world!

The International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean. People all over the world remove trash from the shores and document what they find, and Save The Bay is proud to be the Rhode Island State Coordinator. The data is published in an annual report on marine debris by the Ocean Conservancy. See the full 2020 Rhode Island report!


ICC looked different in 2020 because of COVID-19, but we are grateful to all of the volunteers who participated in cleanups and storm drain marking efforts to keep Narragansett Bay and our oceans clean! We hope to welcome you all back to the effort in 2021!

WHEN:

September-October 2021

WHERE:

Sites across Rhode Island


Visit our Volunteer Portal to get started, and to be the first to know when new volunteer opportunities become available!

"I never would have expected to collect as much trash as we did... but it gives you a sense of accomplishment!"
ICC 2018 Volunteer

Explore Rhode Island's 2019 International Coastal Cleanups

2019 International Coastal Cleanup

Many thanks to our generous 50th Anniversary sponsors:

 

Sage Family Foundation

Thank you, Waterson LLC for supporting our 50th Anniversary and our 2020 Events season!

Navigant logo

 

 

REI logo

 

Logo of FL Putnam, 50th anniversary celebration sponsor

 

Thanks, Bank of America, for sponsoring our 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Thanks, Absolut!

 

 

BCBSRI, a 50th anniversary sponsor

 

Thanks, Roger Williams University, for sponsoring our 50th anniversary celebration!

Many thank to Brown University for sponsoring our 50th Anniversary celebration

Coast-To-Coast Promotional Products logo

MOO, one of our generous 50th anniversary sponsors

 

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors:

The Arbella Insurance Foundation logo, features dark blue text and a double masted sailing vessel

 

Thank you, Waterson LLC for supporting our 50th Anniversary and our 2020 Events season!

Thanks, Bank of America, for sponsoring our 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Thanks for being a 50th Anniversary Sponsor, National Grid!

 

Many thanks for UNFI for joining us as a yearlong sponsor!

 

 

 

Logo of FL Putnam, 50th anniversary celebration sponsor

Thank you, Conanicut Marine Services, for sponsoring Save The Bay in 2020!

 

Rexel Energy Solutions logo, blue with white text

Save The Bay is also grateful to receive
ongoing support from the following partners… 

The Granny Squibb Company logo
The Granny Squibb Company donates a portion of the proceeds from the “Charlie’s Cranberry” tea to Save The Bay.
Green River Silver, Co. Logo
Green River Silver, Co. donates a portion of the proceeds from the “Rhode Island” line to Save The Bay.

Interested in becoming a Save The Bay sponsor or partner?

For information about participating in or sponsoring this great event, contact Leanne Danielsen or call 401-272-3540 x140.

*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.

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July 11, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

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

The Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport reopened Monday, July 5, with new hours and visiting procedures in place.

Save The Bay is offering volunteer and internship opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of all involved.

Our staff continues to protect and improve Narragansett Bay, working both remotely and on-site. If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone (401-272-3540) or email (savebay@savebay.org), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.