3 Volunteer Trash Cleanup Organizations in Rhode Island

Do your part to keep the Ocean State clean and volunteer for a beach, park or street cleanup near you.
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Clean Ocean Access Cleanups
This Aquidneck Island-based nonprofit offers myriad cleanup opportunities, including twice-monthly core cleanups on Saturdays from Labor Day to Memorial Day; “AFTER5” summer evening cleanups on Tuesdays at Mackerel Cove in Jamestown and Wednesdays at Surfer’s End of Second Beach in Middletown; and community scientist cleanups where individuals, families and groups can tap COA for supplies and take action at their own neighborhood shoreline. cleanoceanaccess.org

Cozy Rhody Litter Clean-up
This new group, open to all ages, features weekly cleanups across Rhode Island. Future events, listed on the site meetup.com and the group’s Facebook page, include cleanups at the Woonasquatucket River in Olneyville and along Cadillac Drive near the Elmwood Armory in Providence. facebook.com/cozyrhody; meetup.com/cozy-rhody-litter-cleanup.

Save The Bay Shoreline Cleanups
Beginning in April, you can volunteer with Save The Bay at high-need areas including Conimicut Point in Warwick, Bold Point in East Providence, Colt State Park in Bristol and more. savebay.org