International Coastal Cleanup


Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, marine life, and local economies.

Join the world's largest volunteer effort for our ocean during the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup organizes the Miami-Dade effort with 45+ cleanup events across the county--each one led by different community organizations, local businesses, and partners. Find one near you and signup now!

  • Protect our Coastlines
  • Collect Citizen Science Data
  • Earn Community Service Hours 

Official International Coastal Cleanup T-shirts (whale shark design on the left) for sale: Order before Sept 6th for guaranteed delivery before the cleanup!

2016 Stats



Lbs. of Debris




Lbs. of Debris


2017 Miami Coastal Cleanup Event Info

 Saturday, Sept 16th

International Coastal Cleanup ( ICC) is the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment. Spearheaded by the Ocean Conservancy, the annual effort, now in its 32nd year,  takes place on the 3rd Saturday each September organizes Miami's regional ICC effort, with 50 individual cleanup events across the county. Register in Miami

To find a site outside of Miami, please visit the Ocean Conservancy Page.

Worldwide, thousands of volunteers from over 100 countries will spend their morning collecting millions of pounds of litter and debris on inland roadsides, coastal areas, inland lakes and rivers. Volunteers will assist in this effort to clean and protect the environment by eliminating debris that injures wildlife, contaminates our beaches and waterways, and threatens boater safety in Miami-Dade County.

The ICC is much more than just removing trash. By using detailed, standardized data cards, volunteers gather valuable information about the types and sources of debris found. Analyzed and tracked year by year, this information serves as a powerful tool for educating the public, influencing public policy, and effecting positive behavioral change on the part of individuals, organizations, and communities.

The collection of this data by cleanup volunteers of all ages and the resulting report prepared by The Ocean Conservancy is used in the following ways:

  • To raise awareness of the quantities and types of marine debris;
  • To determine the various sources of marine debris;
  • To evaluate the impact of marine debris on wildlife and habitat;
  • To assist in the enforcement of regulations against illegal dumping;
  • To influence industries that manufacture products that cause harm to the marine environment.
  • We hope you can join us in Miami - or in any other shoreline throughout the world.


Last Year's Impact and Results