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How to Organize a Community Beach Cleanup

Protect What You Love - Start A Beach Cleanup

Please use reusable shopping bags or anything over plastic. Oregon beaches have high winds and the last thing we want is for a plastic bag blowing into the Ocean harming marine wildlife. 

Help Create a Cleaner, Healthier Ocean

Create a beach cleanup near you, and become a Beach Cleanup Crew Leader today! Ocean Blue Project obtains permits for beach cleanups and helps your team make the best out of beach cleanups to make the largest impact possible. Check out some of our successful beach cleanups and submit photos of your own Ocean Blue cleanup event.

Ocean Blue never recommends using reusable bags and never plastic bags. Removing 1 million pounds of plastic and debris from the ocean Plastic pollution is a serious threat to our ocean and wildlife, but you can prevent it. Scientists estimate that nearly 80% of plastics are trapped in near-shore waters. High tides carry this plastic to the beach over and over again, making it easier for us to collect before it’s pushed out to deeper waters. Start A Beach Cleanup with Ocean Blue Project. 

Beach Clean up Events Near Me

What’s a Beach Cleanup and How to Get Started?

During a beach cleanup, volunteers remove plastic and other debris from the coastline.

After your cleanup, connect with us virtually — we want to see your success! Volunteers with the highest weight and most interesting finds win a prize.

  • Fill out our Beach Cleanup Crew Leaders form to Create a Cleanup at your favorite local beach, river, stream, or neighborhood (it takes two minutes, and we promise your information is kept confidential)

  • Establish a start time and estimated cleanup time for you and your crew

  • Spread the word! The more people know about the event, the more people are likely to show up to help.

  • Safety first! Wear gloves while you clean up.

  • Take photos before and after with closeups of people cleaning your favorite spot.

  • Weigh your work and let us know how much debris you collected

Make a Difference

When you Create a Cleanup at your favorite local beach, river, stream, or neighborhood you keep litter out of our one world ocean.

  • Raise environmental awareness

  • Create a safer, healthier environment

  • Keep marine life and seabirds safe

  • Prevent harmful chemicals from reaching the ocean

  • Meet other Beach Cleanup Crew Leaders who are just as passionate about keeping the ocean safe

What Makes Our Beach Cleanups Unique?

Our values! We sort debris, recycle what we can, and encourage waste-free cleanups, using burlap bags or reusable buckets rather than plastic trash bags. Recovered microplastics and fragments are sent to schools in educational Ocean Debris Kits. 

Our data! Our Beach Cleanup Crew Members are given luggage scales to weigh collected debris. This way, we know how much progress we’re making toward our goal of removing 1 million pounds of plastic by 2025 and you know just how big of a difference you’re making.

Beach Clean up Near Me - Community Volunteers

We’re doing things a little differently this year, but we’re still in motion! One of the best things about the ocean is its vastness. On the beach, there is plenty of room to practice social distancing — all while making a world-changing difference!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Beach Cleanups Open for the Community

Fill Out Waiver Form

A release form is needed for each volunteer on your team. Please make copies of this form as needed to distribute to your team members. Email completed forms to karisa@oceanblueproject.org. Please take completed forms with you to your project site the day of the event. Thanks!!

Select the event in which you will be participating
I hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless to Ocean Blue Project, Inc, City of Lincoln City, State of Oregon or other Volunteers, the organizers, sponsors, and the supervisors of all its activities, from any and all liability in connection with any injury (including any injury caused by negligence), in conjunction with Beach Cleanup and River Cleanup Events. Ocean Blue Project does not allow drinking of alcohol during education events or on City or State property. I likewise hold harmless from liability any person transporting me to or from any Ocean Blue Project, Inc. activity.
I hereby give to Ocean Blue Project, Inc with Oregon and or groups hosting beach cleanup in Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Maine and the United States and whom may be working into its nominees, agents and assigns, my free and unlimited consent and permission, waiving all claims for any compensation by reason thereof or for damages by reason thereof, to use, publish, republish or exhibit in the furtherance of its work, with or without identification of me by name, the photographs, videos, or statements taken year of 2021, and to disseminate statements referring to me in conjunction therewith if Ocean Blue Project, Inc so desires and to authorize any newspaper, company or other organizations to use, publish, republish or exhibit said photograph with or without identification of me by name and to publish or disseminate statements, referring to me in conjunction therewith in promotion of Ocean Blue Project, Inc. and any of its fundraising campaigns or activities.

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