COASTSWEEP—organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)—brings thousands of volunteers to the Massachusetts shoreline to participate in the state's annual coastal cleanup. Volunteers not only help to make the Massachusetts shoreline cleaner and safer, they also record information about the types and amounts of trash, fishing line, and other marine debris collected at each site. This information is sent to the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup program where the data are analyzed and used to develop programs aimed at reducing marine debris worldwide.

COASTSWEEP would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors.

For press-related questions, please contact Anne Donovan at (617) 626-1213 anne.donovan@state.ma.us or Arden Miller at (617) 626-1210 or arden.miller@state.ma.us.

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