Ocean Blue Cleanup Volunteers

Community Cleanup

The pollution in our communities is a reflection of what’s hurting the ocean. Whether you’re close to the water or not, you can fight ocean pollution with local changes. Make a difference by joining a community cleanup!

The Connection Between City Streets and Our Ocean

When not properly disposed of, litter and chemicals from urban populations, no matter how big or small, can end up in storm drains. These drainage systems lead to nearby bodies of water, which eventually empty into the ocean. Help us prevent ocean pollution by addressing it right in your backyard.

Urban communities are vital to the health of our one world Ocean and keeping our community litter free and chemical free is hard work. Everything goes down hill when we have flash flooding, or high winds. Finally, litter ending up in street drains, urban streams, rivers, or lakes all end up flowing to the ocean over time depending on how far from the ocean you live.

Most importantly, creating local community cleanups is a great way to teach youth the importance of healthy communities and clean water projects. Lastly, the more ocean plastic we can remove depends on Ocean Blue Cleanup volunteers like you! Thank you for supporting Ocean Blue Project the save the ocean organization nonprofit. 

Join us for a mission that's as Vast Critical Inspiring as the ocean itself

Fighting Pollution Is a Lifestyle. Let’s Get Started

There are many ways you can help keep our environment healthy in your everyday life — plant a tree, pick up the discarded cup in the parking lot, limit your use of disposable plastics. If everyone makes small changes, we can make a big difference.

  • Find a cleanup near you at the bottom of this page

  • If you can’t find one near you, register to Create a Cleanup

  • Sign our Ocean Blue Cleanup volunteers release form (we promise to keep your information confidential)

  • Get the word out through social media

  • Safety first! Wear gloves while you pick up and avoid sharp items.

  • Instead of plastic garbage bags, use reusable buckets and/or burlap bags to gather debris

  • Stay hydrated! Stock up on your reusable water bottles here.

  • Send us before and after pictures

Your Neighborhood Cleanup Will...

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Fight ocean pollution

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Raise environmental awareness

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Protect birds, fish, and other wildlife

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Bring people together for a common cause

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Help reduce pollution’s negative effects on public health

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Inspire residents to take pride in their community and keep it clean

National Beach Cleanups Near Me

Upcoming Events

Other ways to contribute

Ocean Blue Champions

Start your own Cleanup

Ocean Blue Donations

Contribute to our One World Ocean

Volunteer 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!!

I hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless to Ocean Blue Project, Inc, 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 2020, 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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