The Maine Coastal Program, a Division of the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR), has opened registration for the annual Coastal Cleanup. The Coastal Cleanup is a volunteer-driven initiative designed to clean debris from Maine’s coastal shores and waterfront communities.
Part of the International Coastal Cleanup, Maine’s Coastal Cleanup will run during the month of September. Anyone who wishes to coordinate a local cleanup can register online by completing a brief form on the DMR website and selecting one of nearly 150 sites along the coast.
In 2022, 533 Maine volunteers cleared 2,580 pounds of trash from 56 miles of the state’s coastline. Theresa Torrent, Outreach and Stewardship Specialist for the Maine Coastal Program said, “Every year the Maine Coastal Cleanup provides a chance for people to join a global initiative aimed at improving the health of our oceans and to support Maine’s vital coastal communities.”