NPLD on the Beach

Inspired to learn more about and steward our beaches, coasts, and waters this NPLD? Here are a few opportunities to get involved with NPLD near the water this year. Don't see a site near you? Register an event of your own!


  • California Coastal Cleanup Day: Join volunteers across the state at Channel Islands National Park in an effort to clean up our beaches and make trash extinct.
  • California Coastal Cleanup Day: Come together to celebrate and share in the appreciation of California’s fabulous coast and waterways at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito.


  • Beach Fossil Hunt: Come and join a Park Ranger to learn about fossils that you can find along the shoreline of Fort Clinch State Park.
  • Coastal Cleanup: The Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park will be working with Keep Charlotte Beautiful to remove trash along the shoreline of the Park.
  • Coastal Cleanup: Join Delnor-Wiggins and Keep Collier Beautiful for their annual Coastal Cleanup! 
  • National Public Lands Day/International Coastal Clean Up: Volunteers will be gathering with the means of cleaning up the beach and coast of the St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park.
  • Waterlettuce Removal Volunteer Workday: Volunteers will be using canoes, buckets, and recycling bins to harvest and dispose of waterlettuce.


  • September Adopt-a-Beach: Join the thousands of people caring for the Great Lakes during the Alliance’s September Adopt-a-Beach™ Event, part of the International Coastal Cleanup.


  • Beach Clean Up: The event kicks off at 9 am in the North Beach parking lot in MD and wraps up when the dumpster is full or around noon-ish, which ever comes first!


  • Spot Pond COASTSWEEP: Join the Friends of the Fells as they participate in their annual COASTSWEEP of Spot Pond in honor of National Public Lands Day.


  • Nisqually Watershed Festival: The Watershed Festival is an annual celebration of the natural world featuring art, discovery, and family activities.


Looking for more opportunities to participate in NPLD? Check out the full site list here.