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




Soundview Park Volunteer Opportunity
Soundview Park Earth Day - April 21st - 9am - Soundview Park -


Saturday, April 28, 10am-1pm - Each winter, debris winds up in our waters and washes on our shores. Itís unsightly and polluting, and it prevents urban wildlife like migratory birds and horseshoe crabs from feeding and nesting on the beaches. Come out on a spring day and get our beaches ready for them. All equipment is supplied, as well as snacks and water. Transportation via bus from Manhattan is available for a limited number of volunteers. Advance registration is required. Learn more and register at


Oakwood Beach Clean Up
Saturday March 31st, from 9AM to 12PM - Meet at the bottom of Tarlton Ave. (GPS, 551 Tarlton Ave) at Cedar Grove Ave (near the WTCP). Gloves, bags and refreshments provided. Community service certified. Contact Jim Scarcella at

Conference House Beach Clean Up
Saturday April 21st, 9AM to 12PM - Meet at 298 Satterlee Street, Tottenville. With NYC H2O. Gloves, bags and refreshments provided. Community service certified. Contact Jim Scarcella for info at




Breakwater Beach and Bailie Beach Spring Clean Up
Saturday, May 19th 9 AM - 11 AM - Breakwater Road and Bailie Beach Road, Mattituck, NY Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Facebook Event Page:




Spring Blind Brook Clean Up 10am - 1pm - Join the staff at the Rye Nature Center in cleaning and beautify the stretch of Blind Brook that runs through our property. Participants will help to remove debris from the brook, itís banks, and the immediate surrounding area, preventing it from traveling downstream into the Long Island Sound. Gloves, bags, and litter pickers will be provided. For more information or to register please contact AJ Johnson at or by calling the Rye Nature Center at 914-967-5150.


SUNY Fredonia will be hosting our annual spring beach clean-up on Saturday, April 21st from 12-2 at Point Gratiot. All supplies will be provided to volunteers, but we do appreciate when people bring their own reusable gloves to cut down on waste. People can contact me, Dr Sherri A. Mason, at 716.673.3292 or for more information.


Annual Pitch-In for Parks Day at Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary
Saturday, April 21st, 10 AM to 2 PM - Itís spring clean-up time at the sanctuary, and volunteers are needed as we ďspringĒ into action. A great way to have fun, get some exercise, and be out in nature! Address: 1 Playland Parkway, Rye NY 10580. The sanctuary is located behind Playland Amusement Park in Rye, NY. We will supply necessary tools. For more details contact the Curator, Michael Gambino at