RSVP for Washington, D.C.'s International Coastal Cleanup on Kingman Island on October 13th, 2018!
Scientists estimate that more than 17 billion pounds (8 million metric tons) of plastic enters our ocean every year. Plastics in our ocean not only threaten marine life, but can also impact us. We depend on the ocean for the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. Making a difference for our ocean is easy. The International Coastal Cleanup has brought together 13 million people from 150 countries to be part of the world’s largest volunteer effort to protect the ocean. Volunteers have collected 250 million pounds of trash along our coastlines and waterways! Last year, the Washington D.C. cleanup was a huge success, with over 500 volunteers picking up 4,000 pounds of debris along the shores of the Anacostia! Will you join us this year?
Download Clean Swell before the event! Day of, you can use our mobile app to track your impact. www.oceanconservancy.org/cleanswell
Registration opens at 9:30am to volunteers at the entrance of Kingman and Heritage Islands. An International Coastal Cleanup tee shirt, breakfast snacks, coffee and drinking water will be available free of charge to volunteers when they arrive. Please bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated! After a short speaking program, volunteers will pick up the provided gloves and trash bags from Ocean Conservancy staff and disperse across Kingman and Heritage Islands to collect and record trash items. After cleaning, volunteers meet back at the clearing to enjoy a free lunch, live music, and a raffle.
Kingman Island is accessible at Lot 6 of RFK Stadium via The Main Entrance Trail. Capital Bikeshare, Blue-Orange-Silver Metro, and the H st Street Car all have stations nearby the trail entrance. We will have a shuttle bus running back and forth between the Stadium Armory metro station and the lot from 9am to 1pm.
Registration and RSVP:
You do NOT need to print out your Eventbrite RSVP. An RSVP just helps us estimate the number of attendees coming to the cleanup. If you are a group or business attending the cleanup, please RSVP as normal on the Eventbrite page, accurately gauging the number of attendees you will bring.
What to bring:
We recommend that volunteers wear close toed shoes and dress for warm weather! Bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated at the cleanup. We will have water available on-site for refills. Make sure to check the forecast before heading out so you come prepared, but we will be cleaning rain or shine! We will have some sunscreen and bug spray on site, but we recommend applying before you arrive. We will have all the supplies you need to cleanup--grabbers, trash bags, gloves--but please feel free to bring your own.