New York State Beach Cleanup

Sponsored by the American Littoral Society - Northeast Chapter

Spring Volunteer Opportunities

Year after year I receive calls from Beach Captains and volunteers looking for cleanups to do during the Spring season. Below is a list of some volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups and organizations that will be taking place during the Spring. If you would like to add an opportunity to the list, please email me at




Prospect Park - It's My Park Day! - Saturday, May 20th, 10 AM to 1 PM. The cleanup will happen on Prospect Park Lookout Hill. Click here for a list of our weekend events.


Riverside Park Conservancy - Riverkeeper Sweep - Sunday, May 7th. Click the link for more information:


Rockaway Waterfront Alliance - Dune Planting: Saturday March 18th from 11AM to 1PM. For more information, click here. Beach Cleanup Up and Dune Planting: Saturday, April 22nd from 11AM to 1PM. For more information, click here.




Point Lookout - Beach, Park & Cove Spring Clean Up Saturday, April 29, 2017 9 AM Prompt @ the Civic Beach Pavilion. Rain or Shine. Sponsored by: The Point Lookout Civic Association. Come and lend a hand to clean up the beach, park and cove. Refreshments will be served and community service credit hours available. Recommended gear: gloves, pocket knife or scissors, hat long pants, sneakers or boots and sun block (hopefully we will need it). Website:


Friends of the Bay - Oyster Bay / Cold Spring Harbor spring cleanup is Saturday, April 22, 8:00AM - 12:00PM. Facebook: Oyster Bay Harbor & Beach Cleanup 2017 Call 516-677-5943 or Friends of the Bay at 516-922-6666.


The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation conducts beach clean-ups once a month at several different locations around Long Island. The clean-ups are held the first Saturday of each month from 10 am 12 pm. At the moment we have confirmed dates up until the month of May. These dates are 2/4/17, 3/4/17, 4/1/17, 5/6/17. Cleanup sites include: Cedar Beach, Mount Sinai, Fire Island Wilderness visitors Center, Shirley, Crab Meadow Beach, Huntington, Ponquogue Beach, Hampton Bays, Roanoke Beach and Riverhead. To register and receive more information please email or call our office at 631-369-9840.



Earth Day Larchmont Reservoir Cleanup Celebrate Earth Day with the whole family by participating in a cleanup at the Larchmont Reservoir Conservancy. For more info or to register, please contact Amy at 914-834-1443 or at Saturday, 4/22, 9-11am; Sheldrake Environmental Center, 687 Weaver Street, Larchmont, NY 10538;


Town of Mamaroneck Spring Cleanup Hommocks Conservation Area, Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Earth Day! From 10AM to Noon. Meet at the Hommocks Conservation Area parking lot on Hommocks Road. Please wear long pants, sneakers, and boots (no open-toed shoes!) and bring bug spray. We will supply bags, water, snacks and gloves. RSVP appreciated by Tuesday, April 18th to