2020 International Coastal Cleanup Registration Now Open
August 17, 2020
Contact: James Roubal
Washington CoastSavers joins 2020 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC)
Registration is now open!
Port Angeles, WA – [8/17/20] – Washington CoastSavers announced plans to join volunteers from all around the world as part of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 19th, 2020. Registration is now officially open.
The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 30 years ago, when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline. Volunteers from states and territories throughout the U.S. and more than 100 countries come together each year and participate in a cleanup event near them. Thanks to volunteers around the world, the ICC has become a beacon of hope, leading and inspiring action in support of our ocean. Last September, over 1,000,000 people removed more than 24 million pounds of trash from 25,000+ miles of coastline!
Please note all Olympic National Park, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and Makah, Quinault, Quileute, and Hoh tribal beaches are closed for this cleanup due to COVID. If you plan on joining us for the ICC, please follow all COVID safety-guidelines outlined by Washington State.
Alaskan Brewing Co. and Vital Choice Seafoods Inc. are proud sponsors of this year’s ICC. During the entire month of September, Vital Choice plans on selling bracelets made from reclaimed fishing nets on their company website. All proceeds from the sale of these bracelets will go back to Washington CoastSavers to buy more cleanup materials like bags and dumpsters.
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation serves as the fiscal agent of Washington CoastSavers: an alliance of volunteers, nonprofits, civic organizations, and government agencies dedicated to reducing marine debris through coordinated beach cleanups, education, and prevention efforts.
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, based in Port Angeles, WA, is a local chapter of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. The chapter’s mission is to inspire the public to protect Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary through outreach and education. Learn more about the chapter at https://olympiccoastfoundation.org/.
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, established in 2000, is the official non-profit partner of the National Marine Sanctuary System. The Foundation directly supports America’s national marine sanctuaries through our mission to protect species, conserve ecosystems and preserve America’s maritime heritage. We accomplish our mission through community stewardship and engagement programs, on-the-water conservation projects, public education and outreach programs, and scientific research and exploration. The Foundation fosters innovative projects that are solution-oriented, scalable and transferable, and develop strategic partnerships that promote the conservation and recovery of species and their habitats. Learn more at marinesanctuary.org.