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 2019 Rhode Island report!
ICC will look different in 2020 because of COVID-19, but we have lots of options for you to take action to keep Narragansett Bay and our oceans clean!
- Storm Drain Marking – Prevent marine debris at the source! Work on your own or with other members of your household to apply markers that say “Don’t Dump – Drains to Bay” next to storm drains. Completed for the season.
- Individual Cleanups – Use the Clean Swell App to conduct cleanups at your favorite spot and contribute the data to the International Coastal Cleanup data set! Perfect for individuals and families. Find out more and download the app.
- Cleanups with Save The Bay – Cleanups will be held throughout September, October and November. Cleanups will be smaller than in past years, with a maximum of 15 participants, and all participants must sign up individually and complete the online waiver. Participants must wear a mask while cleaning. See individual listings for full safety information. Additional cleanups will be posted through the fall! Sign up for a cleanup!