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Volunteer at one of these beach cleanups organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM).

COASTSWEEP is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers from all over the world collect marine debris (trash, fishing line, and any other human-made items) and record what they find to help build solutions to this problem.

Cleanups are held throughout September, October, and into November—and with more than 1,500 miles of shoreline in Massachusetts, COASTSWEEP needs your help!

Click on a link below to find a cleanup in your area. Please be sure to contact the coordinator to let him or her know you are coming. Note: Additional private cleanups are held as part of COASTSWEEP. See Private COASTSWEEP Cleanup List (PDF, 21 KB).

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Check out the 2016 Cleanup Summary for details on last year's efforts, including a COASTSWEEP 2016 data sheet (PDF, 73 KB) with a complete list of cleanups and results.

Don't see a cleanup in your community? Sign up now to be a cleanup coordinator. For more information on becoming a cleanup coordinator or a COASTSWEEP sponsor, as well as what you will do as a cleanup volunteer, check out Become a COASTSWEEP Cleanup Coordinator, Volunteer, or Sponsor.

For a full list of all of the information available on the COASTSWEEP website, see Overview and Index.

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