Beach Cleanups

In 2019

Pounds of Trash Removed


Beach Cleanups

A collaboration in support of Surfrider’s national beach cleanup and plastic pollution programs.

Beach cleanups can reduce litter, protect our ocean and raise awareness about litter and plastic pollution.

The Surfrider Foundation's volunteer network conducts beach cleanups throughout the West, East, Gulf, Hawaiian and Puerto Rican Coasts. Our National Beach Cleanup program provides a fun and easy way to volunteer and engage with our mission to protect our ocean, waves and beaches. Volunteers of all ages, community groups, tourists, clubs, local and corporate businesses and elected officials around the country contribute to the success of this program and are essential to keep our beaches and coastline clean. 

Launched in 2018, the Better Beach Alliance was developed by the Surfrider Foundation and REEF to expand the impact of Surfrider’s beach cleanup program and amplify the amount of trash removed, volunteers engaged and events hosted. 

This year, the Better Beach Alliance's impact will continue to grow with the support from our title sponsor REEF and supporting sponsors Clif Bar and Costa.

This year we have set the intention to increase the impact of our program through our 2019 goals below.

2019 Program Goals

  • Remove 150,000 pounds of plastic and trash pollution
  • Engage 30,000 volunteers
  • Host 850 beach cleanup events
  • 100% participation from our chapter network to utilize our data tracking tool

Get involved and you will:

Protect our coastlines, waves and beaches
Support policy changes that lead to coastal victories
Promote a healthy lifestyle and consumer choices
Raise awareness about the pollution impacting our beaches

Since 2017

Pounds of Trash Removed


Beach Cleanups To Date

Find a beach cleanup:

Find your local chapter and explore their beach cleanup schedule for upcoming volunteer opportunities. Cleanup schedules can often also be found on a chapter's Facebook events page.