Host a community beach, river, lake, wetland, or underwater cleanup, or even a city neighborhood, as the ocean is downstream from all of us and by keeping your city clean, you help keep the ocean clean and healthy.

Try contacting local outdoor, diving, and water sport shops to help organize while spreading the word. You can recruit volunteers through social media, news outlets, community posters, or local youth groups.

Make sure to incorporate this year’s Conservation Action Focus and have your participants share why they think it’s important to protect 30% of our lands, waters, and ocean.

Download the Coastal and Inland Cleanup Guide.

Photo Credit: Barvin Ollivierre


Make a lasting connection for ocean health by encouraging cleanup volunteers to “adopt” a local beach, river, lake, wetland, or underwater area to keep clean and help make every day World Ocean Day.