Coastal Cleanup

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Welcome to the Coastal Cleanup

We invite you to join Maine’s largest single volunteer event. The Coastal Cleanup includes volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who clean our coastal shoreline and associated waterways of trash. Each year over a thousand participants clear hundreds of miles of thousands of pounds of trash. What is collected is recorded and this data then becomes part of the international ocean trash index which is compiled by Ocean Conservancy. Your efforts continue to ensure that our coastal waters and habitats remain healthy and trash free.

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The International Coastal Cleanup

Maine Coastweek is part of the International Coastal Cleanup which is a one day global event . Please see on the Ocean Conservancy report for 2014 – Turning the Tide on Trash – which includes the 2013 ICC cleanup results in the Ocean Trash Index.

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Where Does It Come From?

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Make Every Day a Coastal Cleanup ...

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  • A cleanup in Biddeford Pool by Biddeford Middle School students
  • A cleanup in Brooksville by Brooksville Elementary School students
  • A cleanup in Biddeford Pool by Biddeford Middle School students
  • A cleanup on the Royal River in Yarmouth by the Royal River Boatyard
  • A cleanup on the Royal River in Yarmouth by the Royal River Boatyard
  • A cleanup on the Royal River in Yarmouth by the Royal River Boatyard
  • A cleanup on the Royal River in Yarmouth by the Royal River Boatyard
  • A cleanup on the Royal River in Yarmouth by the Royal River Boatyard
  • A cleanup on the Royal River in Yarmouth by the Royal River Boatyard
  • A cleanup on the Royal River in Yarmouth by the Royal River Boatyard
  • A cleanup in Rockland by students from Penobscot Bay Christian School
  • A cleanup on Bayview Beach in Saco by the Saco Conservation Commission
  • A cleanup on Bayview Beach in Saco by the Saco Conservation Commission
  • A cleanup in Frenchboro
  • A cleanup in Biddeford Pool by Biddeford Middle School students

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Coastal Cleanups Looking for Volunteers

  • Bar Harbor, Grant Park
  • Belfast Harbor
  • Bristol, Pemaquid Beach
  • Brunswick, Thomas Bay/Thomas Point Beach
  • Camden, Camden Hills State Park
  • Camden, Laite Beach - September 21st, 1:00pm
  • Freeport, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park - October 18th, 1:00pm
  • Harpswell, Stover's Point
  • Kennebunk, Mother's Beach
  • Lamoine, Lamoine State Park
  • Lubec coastline
  • Lubec, Quoddy Head State Park
  • North Haven Island - September 28th, 9:00am
  • Ogunquit, Ogunquit Beach
  • Pembroke - September 20th
  • Portland, Peaks Island - Centennial Beach
  • Portland, Peaks Island - Landing Beach
  • Searsport, Moose Point State Park
  • Searsport, Mosman Park
  • Stockton Springs, Fort Point State Park
  • Stockton Springs, Sandy Point Beach
  • Wells, Parsons Beach

Coastal Cleanup Online Registration

Registration is now closed

Check back in late July for Coastweek 2015 registration information.


Last updated on September 19, 2014