Washington Coastal Cleanup Honoring Earth Day

Long before the annual Washington Coast Cleanup began, individuals, and dedicated citizen groups worked to clean litter and debris from local parks, roadsides and beaches in honor of Earth Day, founded in 1970. As time went on and the efforts grew, Washington CoastSavers was formed to bring all of these groups together to coordinate the annual spring effort. As the Washington Coast Cleanup grew, so did Washington CoastSavers. Originally covering the Pacific Coast, the cleanup has expanded into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and extends into Hood Canal. The Washington Coast Cleanup now stretches from Cape Disappointment to Shine Tidelands, brings hundreds of people together and to remove thousands of pounds of marine debris.

Interested to join us for the next Washington Coast Cleanup?

The cleanup takes place on the Saturday closest to Earth Day; the 2024 cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 20th.

Times vary by location due to tides (some beaches may not be available during high tide) and ease of access (limited areas may require a moderately strenuous hike) but generally open at 9am.  

Registration typically opens about a month before the event.

Thank you to all of our amazing partners Grassroots Garbage Gang, Washington State Parks, Olympia Chapter of Washington Surfrider, Coastal Interpretive Center, Quinault Indian Nation, Washington Alpine Club, Mountaineers, Makah Tribe, Olympic Coast National Sanctuary, Lions Clubs International, USCG Olympic Peninsula Chief Petty Officer Association, Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Keeping the Oceans Blue and concerned citizens.