List of International Coastal Clean Up Events

By US Harbors.

The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 35 years ago, when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastlines.

This year there are thousands of events taking place all over the world. Here is a list of events all around the U.S. We hope you will find and take part in an event near you!

Beach Clean Up Events September 2022

Norwalk, CTSeptember 10 – Calling volunteers of all ages! Mark your calendars for the ICC Norwalk River Clean Up. Meet at 148 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT at 9:30 a.m. along the river. Plenty of parking and room for social distancing. Wear waterproof shoes, long pants, work gloves and bring your reusable water bottles. Find out more:

Asbury Park, NJ – September 10 –  Please join United By Blue, Corona USA, and local partners Sunset Lake Park Conservancy and Sunset Lake Commission, and Partnership for the Delaware Estuary for a fun-filled cleanup from 9am to 11 am at Sunset Lake Park in Asbury Park. The focus of the day will be cleaning up litter, including microplastics and other trash, to stop it from entering nearby waterways or the Atlantic Ocean. All cleanup supplies will be provided, and prize giveaways and snacks will be provided as a thanks for your volunteerism. Find out more

Rhode Island – Find an International Coastal Clean Up Event near you in Rhode Island

Portland, MESeptember 16 – Come help us clean up our coast National Ocean Cleanup Day! All welcome! Rotarians will be meeting at the East End Beach parking lot in Portland at 9AM and cleaning up the East End Beach to Rotary Grove until noontime. Bring friends, family or coworkers, along with your work gloves, water, and sunscreen. Trash bags will be provided. Find out more at

New York – September 17 – Celebrate the annual International Coastal Clean Up with the Randall’s Island Natural Areas team at Icahn Stadium from 9:30 to 11:00. We will be getting up close and personal with the island’s 4.5 miles of coastline and restored wetlands. Volunteers will help remove plastics and other marine debris as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s #Trashfreewaters campaign. We will document all the debris, contributing to the State of the Oceans report. Each piece of trash removed will help support the more than 130 species of birds and 15 species of fish that call the island home. After the project, our team will lead a salt marsh tour.

CaliforniaSeptember 17 – Marin County Coastal Cleanup Day Sites:

Berkeley, CASeptember 17 – residents of all ages are invited to help clean up local beaches, bays, and waterways during the 38th annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 am–12:00 pm. Pre register online and join thousands of California volunteers to clean up our coast. For more information

Great LakesSeptember 17 – Join us Saturday, September 17, 2022, for a Great Lakes day of action! Thousands of Adopt-a-Beach volunteers will clean and celebrate Great Lakes shorelines as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers on all five lakes and in each of the eight Great Lakes states will join the ranks of 16 million global volunteers that care for and take a stand for their local waters. Find out more: 

Kaua’i – September 17 – This is our biggest community science day of the year. Bring the whole family and friends! We will be sorting, counting and weighing everything we haul off the beach! We need your help! This cleanup event is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels! Please join us or bring your team to help! Girl Scout members can work toward earning Troop 616 Silver Award Save Our Seas SOS Patch! Nukolii Beach Park (just south of Kauai Beach Resort). To find out more:—kaua-i.html

Mystic, CT – September 17 – You are invited to join Mystic Aquarium at Bluff Point State Park on Saturday, 9/17 from 10-2 for the International Coastal Clean Up!. Our goal is to remove 5000 pounds of marine debris, including ocean plastics, from local shorelines and we need your help!  For more information visit

Find an International Coastal Cleanup Day near you!