International Coastal Cleanup

When: Saturday, September 19, 9 AM – 12 PM

Where: Charlestown Breachway
Meet at: The end of Charlestown Beach Road, in the Charlestown Breachway parking lot. Approximate address for GPS: 812 Charlestown Beach Road

Led by Save The Bay’s South Coast Keeper Dave Prescott

The International Coastal Cleanup is an event in which volunteers all over the world remove trash from the shores and document what they find. The data is compiled and published in an annual report on marine debris by the Ocean Conservancy. Policymakers use the information to raise awareness about marine debris and reduce the problem at the source.

Save The Bay, the Rhode Island State Coordinator, invites you to participate! On average, more than 2,000 volunteers participate annually in the Rhode Island ICC at more than 80 sites, typically removing about 20,000 pounds of trash and debris. Come be a part of the solution!

For more information and to sign up, please visit or contact Volunteer Manager July Lewis at or 401-272-3540 x130.

Bags and disposable gloves provided at the cleanups. Please bring a reusable bottle of water and your own work gloves if you have them. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and come dressed for the weather.

This is a rain or shine event and will only be cancelled for thunderstorms or extreme weather.

For more cleanup sites around the state, visit the Save The Bay website