Become a RI Beach Cleanup Leader


Beach cleanup season is around the corner, and Save The Bay is holding a cleanup leader training session for current and aspiring beach captains on Thursday, May 10, from 6 – 7:30 p.m., at 100 Save The Bay Drive in Providence, RI. Those interested should contact July Lewis, Save The Bay’s volunteer and internship manager, at

Ideal beach captains are enthusiastic and motivated individuals or small groups that can lead cleanups at both large and small shoreline locations. The opportunity is perfect for scout leaders, students with service projects, environmental or community organizations, corporate volunteer coordinators, or anyone who just wants a cleaner environment. Cleanup leadership is open to anyone aged 12 and up; leaders between the ages of 12 and 17 years will require an adult co-leader.

Last year, more than 3,000 volunteers joined Save The Bay for shoreline cleanups throughout the season. “We need great leaders to help us organize the many wonderful volunteers who want to do good for our environment. We can’t do the important work of removing marine debris from our beaches without them,” Lewis said.