The International Coastal Cleanup is Coming

Posted Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:00

It’s almost that time of year—time for the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC)! This annual event, put on by the Ocean Conservancy and supported by the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP), works to bring people together from across the globe to clean up marine debris in their local communities. Last year’s cleanup resulted in more than 18 million pounds of trash collected by over 504,000 volunteers covering almost 15,000 miles!

MDP staff will be participating at locations throughout the country—which location will you be at? Find a cleanup near you and sign up to clean up today! The 2017 International Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, September 16th—we’ll see you there!

Stay tuned to Facebook, Twitter, and our blog, where we will be providing updates and more information about the ICC in the coming weeks!

Kids cleaning up debris at the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup.
Volunteers work to clean up their local area at a 2016 International Coastal Cleanup event in Washington, D.C. (Photo Credit: NOAA)


The International Coastal Cleanup is Coming

Posted Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:00

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Ella Harris

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 06:31

I think needed find a cleanup near and sign up to clean up September 16th...This will be annual event?

Hi Ella, I hope you were able to participate in this year's International Coastal Cleanup! This is an annual event, occurring on the third Saturday of September each year.


Sun, 12/17/2017 - 19:39

I hope what all people in the world have more education and stoping to Throw garbage on the places.