Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Participate in the World's Largest Beach Cleanup this Weekend!

Cleanup volunteers at Seabrook's Inner Harbor.
Photo courtesy Ron Sher, NextEra Energy Seabrook Station

Join us this weekend and participate in the world's largest beach cleanup!

Across the world, hundreds of thousands of volunteers will gather in over 100 countries to participate in cleaning their beaches and waterways as part of this huge volunteer effort coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. This is the 27th anniversary of the ICC.

This Friday and Saturday, we'll be working with volunteer groups in the New Hampshire Seacoast region to conduct over 20 cleanups here in New Hampshire alone. We hope to involve over 1,000 volunteers - will you be one of them?

We're looking for help with our Student Cleanup on Friday morning (e-mail jen(at) for details), and with cleanups at several sites in Seacoast New Hampshire:

  • Durham Landing-Meet site coordinator Dick Weyrick at 9:00 am
  • Foss Beach Rte. 1A, Rye- Meet  site coordinator Michael Toepfer at 8:00 am at the Pavilion in Rye State Harbor Park
  • Hampton Beach, Rte. 1A, Hampton-Meet  site coordinator Hannah Coon at 9:00 am at the Half Shell (stage)
  • North Hampton State Park-Meet  site coordinator Amy Kane at 9:00 am
  • Jenness Beach, Rte. 1A, Rye-Meet  site coordinator Suzanne Scippa at 10:00 am

Don't live in NH? There's likely a cleanup near you! Visit to search for a site, or to sign up for one of the NH cleanups.

We hope to see you on the beach this weekend!

NH Coastal Cleanup Funders, Sponsors and Partners:

Ocean Conservancy
New Hampshire Coastal Program/NH Department of Environmental Services
Waste Management
Marine Debris to Energy Project Partners NH Sea Grant/UNH Cooperative Extension
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Exeter Hospital
Starbucks Coffee
Seacoast Coca-Cola
Flatbread Company
Sam’s Club Seabrook
NH Division of Parks & Recreation
City of Portsmouth
United Divers
Divers from the USS Pasadena and USS Miami
Isles of Shoals Steamship Company
NH Port Authority
Star Island Corporation

1 comment:

  1. Cool way to spend some time on the beach and make a difference, and we only have so many weekends left before it gets cold! I like the idea of mapping all of the cleanup sites as well so that people can find one near their home. Great stuff all around.