A Surfrider Foundation program to tackle the Great Lakes litter issue – primarily caused by plastic pollution – through education for action, citizen science, and campaigns. We are all part of the solution and together we can restore our coastlines, one beach at a time.
What purpose do beach cleanups serve?
They Encourage People To Take Action
- Surfrider Foundation supports volunteers to organize Beach cleanups completely autonomously, with a range of tools and an educational approach.
They Generate Public Awareness
- Joining one of Surfrider’s beach cleanups, participants become aware of the impact of waste-related pollution, while actively reducing marine litter.
They Aim At The Heart Of The Problem
- When volunteers inform Surfrider about the waste picked up during their cleanup, they are contributing to pollution research and helping to influence legislation.
Reasons to participate in a beach cleanup
To Protect The Environment
- A beach cleanup is a practical action to protect the environment while enjoying some time with your family, friends or new acquaintances.
To Spread The Message
- Taking part in a beach cleanup helps to make people aware of marine litter issues, using the educational tools provided by Surfrider.
To Be A Part Of The Solution
- Beach cleanups allow Surfrider to influence laws and reduce waste at source, through volunteer participation and information gathered on waste.
Interested in joining a cleanup?