We encourage folks to clean the beach whenever they can, wherever they are. It’s as simple as remembering to bring a bag and leaving the beach cleaner than when you arrived.
Washington CoastSavers brings the partners of the Washington Clean Coast Alliance together three times throughout the year to conduct coordinated beach cleanups along the outer coast of Washington and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Washington Coast Cleanup is held on a Saturday near Earth Day in April. This cleanup has a long and productive history of cleaning the entire coast of Washington dating back to at least 2007. The 2018 Washington Coast Cleanup will be held on April 21st. Online registration will open in mid-March.
The July 5th Cleanup addresses the aftermath of holiday celebrations on the southern coastal beaches. Revelers leave behind huge amounts of plastics and other potential marine debris from fireworks and trash – we help get it off the beach before it is washed out to sea or ground up into pieces too small to pick up.
The International Coastal Cleanup, conducted in cooperation with the Ocean Conservancy, is held on the third Saturday of September. Join thousands of volunteers around the world to reduce marine debris. CoastSavers coordinates the cleanup of beaches up and down the state’s coast and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Our Adopt a Beach program is focused on public and county park shorelines in Clallam County on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Initiated in 2017 with support from the Benjamin M. Phillips Memorial Fund, individuals and groups have adopted locations for regular cleanups.