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 2017 Washington Coast Cleanup was held on April 29th. Over 1,300 volunteers collected more than 20 tons of debris from sixty beaches!
The July 5th Cleanup is a relatively new effort aimed at reducing the amount of debris left on the southern coastal beaches after the holiday celebration.
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.