Coastal Cleanup 2019 - 31st Anniversary!cleanup

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Welcome to the 2019 Coastal Cleanup!

September 21 - 28, 2019

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.

coastweek poster

For a copy of this poster, contact Theresa Torrent at

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.

ICC report


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 ...

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 if the location you would like to clean is not in the list, or if you have any other questions.  

Want to volunteer? Here's a list of cleanup locations looking for help:

Location: Bristol, Pemaquid Beach Date: Monday 9/23/19 Time: 9:30AM -11:00AM Contact: annaliesemepugh@tidewater.ner
Location: Surry, Carter Nature Preserve Date: Saturday 9/21/19 Time: 9:00AM-11:00AM Contact:
Location: South Portland, Willard Beach Date: Saturday 9/21/19 Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM Contact: 
Location: Wells, Drakes Island Beach Date: Sunday 9/22/19 Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM Contact:
Location: Wells, Parsons Beach Date: Thursday 9/26/19 Time: 2:30PM - 5:00PM Contact:
Location: Georgetown Shoreline and Marshes, Georgetown Date: Saturday 9/21/19 Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Contact:
Location: North Haven Island, North Haven Date: Monday 9/23/19 Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM Contact:
Location: Mackworth Island, Falmouth Foreside Date: Thursday 9/26/19 Rain Date: Friday 9/27 Time: 12:30PM – 4:00PM Contact:
Location: Old Orchard Beach, Ocean Park Date: Tuesday 9/24/19 Time: 1:15PM – 2:45PM Contact:
Location: Popham Beach State Park, Phippsburg Date: Sunday 9/29/19 Time: 9:00AM – Sunset Contact:
Location: Portland, Peaks Island - Centennial Beach Date: Saturday 9/21/19 Time: 10:30AM – 12:30PM Contact:
Location: Portland, Cliff Island Date: 9/21/19 Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM Contact:
Location: Saco, Bayview Beach Date: Thursday 9/26/19 Time: 3:30PM – 5:00PM Contact:
Location: Scarborough, Higgins Beach Date: Thursday 9/26/19 OR Friday 9/27/19 Time: 2:00PM – 4:00PM Contact:
Location: Biddeford, Fortunes Rocks Beach Date: Saturday 9/21/19 Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Contact:
Location: Town Landing, Cumberland Date: TBD Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Contact:
Location: Old Orchard Beach Date: Saturday 9/21/19 Time: 8:00AM – 2:00PM Contact:
Location: Seal Point, Lamoine Date: Saturday 9/21/19 Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM Contact:
Location: Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport Date: Friday 9/23/19 Time: 3:00PM – 5:00PM Contact:
Location: Boothbay Harbor Shoreline Date: Sunday 9/22/19 Time: Morning - Dusk Contact:
Location: Causeway Beach, Deer Isle Date: Sunday 9/22/19 Time: 9:00AM – 2:00PM Contact:
Location: Colony Beach, Kennebunkport Date: Wednesday 9/25/19 Time: 7:45AM – 9:30AM Contact:
Location: Lubec Coastline Date: Saturday 9/21/19 – Saturday 9/28/19 Time: 8:00AM – 8:00PM Contact:
Location: Ocean Point, Boothbay Peninsula Date: Sunday 9/22/19 Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM Contact:
Location: Brunswick, Androscoggin River – Water Street Date: Saturday 9/21/19 Time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM Contact:
Location: Portland, Back Cove Date: Saturday 0/21/19 Time: 9:00AM – 11:00AM Contact:

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Coastal Cleanup Coordinator Registration - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
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Last updated on September 16, 2019