Join or Lead a Cleanup

Volunteers clean a beach in Mississippi
Volunteers clean a beach in Mississippi.
International Coastal Cleanup

Each year, the NOAA Marine Debris Program supports Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers from around the globe and 55 U.S. states and territories gather on the third Saturday in September, clearing tons of trash from coastlines, rivers and lakes. To learn what you can do, no matter what country you live in, visit the official International Coastal Cleanup website.