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Let's work together to Save Our Seas!

There are over 5.25 trillion pieces of trash in the ocean

Marina Cleanup Day

Fighting for Trash Free Seas

The Ocean Conservancy, NAMEPA, the California Coastal Commission and the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways invites all boating facilities, boating groups, sailors, fishermen and water enthusiasts alike to consider celebrating the aquatic ecosystems we love by holding a marina or boating facility cleanup as part of the National Marina Day celebration! By boat, on foot, at your local marina or elsewhere, join the movement!

International Coastal Cleanup

For nearly three decades, NAMEPA & volunteers with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup® have picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear and even automobiles and kitchen appliances. In 2015, more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during the International Coastal Cleanup. The resulting item-by-item, location-by-location Ocean Trash Index that Ocean Conservancy compiles each year provides the only global snapshot of the marine debris littering coasts and waterways around the world.

We need your help to keep this momentum going. Join the world's largest volunteer effort for our ocean by finding a cleanup location near you.

Want to run your own beach cleanup?

It's easy to run a beach cleanup of your own to Save Our Seas. Check out our Beach Cleanup Tips and allow your volunteers to become scientists with NAMEPA's Trash Data Form!

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