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Welcome to the 2018 Coastal Cleanup!

September 15 - 22, 2018

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 visit the Ocean Conservancy and select Cleanup Reports – which includes reports of previous International Coastal Cleanup efforts.

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Where Does It Come From?

diagram of a plastic bag blowing from a trash can into a storm drain, through pipes and down river into the ocean where marine life mistakes it for food


Make Every Day a Coastal Cleanup ...


Coastal Cleanup Slideshow

Coastal Cleanups Looking for Volunteers

Location: Portland, Back Cove,  Date: Saturday September 15,  Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm,  Contact: RKirshbaum@portlandradiogroup.com

Location: Lubec,  Lubec Coastline,   Date: Saturday September 15 to Saturday September 22,  Time: TBD,  Contact: hoppin1@msn.com

Location: Location: Falmouth Foreside,  Mackworth Island,  Date: Monday September 17,  Time: 9:00am,  Contact: Oksana.lane@briloon.org

Location:  Pembroke, Pembroke Shoreline,  Date: Saturday September 15,  Time: 8:30am to 12:00pm,  Contact: Gralf1@wildblue.net

Location: Lamoine, Lamoine State Park,  Date: Saturday September 15,  Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm,  Contact: lthomasme@gmail.com

Location: South Portland, Bug Light Park,  Date: Saturday September 15,  Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm,  Contact: slyman@cascobay.org

Location: Freeport, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park,   Day: Sunday September 16th,  Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm,  Contact: es.wolfesneckwoods@gmail.com

Location: York, Short Sands Beach,  Date: Sunday, September 9th,2018,  Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm,  Contact: michellemainegirl@yahoo.com

Location: York, Cape Neddick Beach,  Date: Sunday , September 16th,2018,  Time: 9:00am to 11:00am,  Contact: michellemainegirl@yahoo.com

Location: Belfast, Belfast Harbor,  Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2018,  Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm,  Contact: Nstrassenr@aol.com

Location: Portland, East End Beach,  Date: Saturday, September 15th, 2018,  Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm,  Contact: courtney@easternpromenade.org

Location: Old Orchard Beach, Surfside,  Date:  Saturday September 15th, 2018,  Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm,  Contact:  btripp@maine.rr.com

Location: Martin’s Point Portland,  Lower parking lot or Martin’s Point on Veranda Street, Date: Saturday September 15th, Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm, Contact: juniewiczc@westbrookschools.org

Location: Portland, Peaks Island-Sandy Beach,  Date: Tuesaday, September 18,2018,  Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm,  Contact:  Lisa-Darak-Druck@idexx.com

Location:  Boothbay Harbor Shoreline,  Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018,  Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm,  Contact: Zachary.b.gordon@maine.gov

Location: Surry,  Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018,  Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm,  Contact: mwoods@shawinstitute.org   

Location: Georgetown,  Shoreline and Marshes,  Date:  Saturday,  September 22, 2018,  Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm  Contact: bay_point_road@yahoo.com

Location: Saco, Camp Ellis,  Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018,  Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm,  Contact: kfrischkorn@une.edu

Want to become more involved? Become a Coastal Cleanup Coordinator!

Coordinators are responsible for organizing the cleanup in their chosen location.  This includes guiding volunteer participation, advertising their cleanup, and disposing of the trash collected. We will send coordinators an information packet containing data sheets, trash bags, instructions etc.  Contact Theresa.torrent@maine.gov if the location you would like to clean is not in the list, or if you have any other questions.  

NOTE: REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE NOON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

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Last updated on September 20, 2018