Welcome to Washington CoastSavers
Washington Coast Cleanup Honoring Earth Day
4th/5th of July Cleanup
International Coastal Cleanup
Salish Synergy Recycling Pilot
Marine Debris StoryMaps
Who We Are
Washington CoastSavers is an alliance of partners and volunteers dedicated to keeping the state’s beaches clean of marine debris through coordinated beach cleanups, education, and prevention.
Washington Coast Cleanup 2023
Our next cleanup, the Washington Coast Cleanup (WCC) celebrating Earth Day, will take place on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023. Registration for CoastSavers coordinated cleanups is open. Registration for Olympic National Park beaches will be through Olympic National Park-details coming soon. A list of all participating beaches will be available on the registration page.
Thank you for your interest in cleaning the beach!
Please follow all COVID-safety guidelines set by Washington State if you plan on joining us.
What Is Marine Debris & What Can I Do About It?
Marine debris is trash that somehow ends up in the ocean. Recognize this plastic water bottle? It could be the one you threw away several months ago – not at the beach, but at your home! It just blew out of your garbage, landed in a nearby waterway, and floated out to the coast. Now it’s degrading and poisoning our coastal wildlife and releasing its toxins into the food chain.
Or maybe a commercial fishing boat lost some gear in one of our notorious winter storms. Now it’s floating around out there, damaging our coastal fisheries, and pointlessly killing everything that gets caught.
No matter where you live or what kind of work you do, marine debris is your problem. Learn more and use our resources today.
In the News
Congress Passes Act to Reduce Marine Debris
This week, Congress unanimously passed the Save Our Seas Act of 2018, and the move has been lauded by the Plastics Industry Association and the American Chemistry Council.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch isn’t what you think
The world’s largest collection of ocean debris is also the most famous, but its name, the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” is a misnomer.
Trump signs Sullivan bill aimed at reducing plastic waste in ocean
The law renews the existing Marine Debris Program for another five years. And it allows governors to request a declaration of a “severe marine debris event”