International Coastal Cleanup

Join NPCA, Ocean Conservancy and others for the annual International Coastal Cleanup on Kingman Island.

Scientists estimate that more than 17 billion pounds of plastic enter our ocean every year. In the Mid-Atlantic region, much of our plastic and other marine debris enters the ocean through the Chesapeake Bay, which is home to dozens of national parks, including the Captain John Smith National Historic Trail.

You can make a difference. Come out with your friends and family on September 21 to help clean up our waterways and enhance the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Last year, 500 volunteers cleaned up 5,000 pounds of debris along the shore of the Anacostia River. Globally, the International Coastal Cleanup has brought together 13 million people from 150 countries to be part of the world’s largest volunteer effort to protect the ocean. Together, volunteers have removed 250 million pounds of trash from our coasts and waterways.

Will you join us this year?


What: International Coastal Cleanup

When: Saturday, September 21, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Where: Kingman Island, Washington, D.C.

Who: NPCA, Ocean Conservancy and many more!

RSVP: Registration is requested, but not required

Other: Download Clean Swell and then use Ocean Conservancy’s mobile app to track your impact.

calendary icon Date September 21, 2019
  • Time:
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
  • Location:
    Kingman Island, Washington, D.C.
  • Cost:
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