Coastal Clean-Ups and Environmental Stewardship

Thus far in 2017, we have conducted over 14 volunteer waterfront clean-ups all over the East Boston waterfront, recruited over 100 new volunteers, partnered with 5 local groups or organizations and rescued an estimated 75+ pounds of trash (estimate based on amount and weight of trash bags collected)!  Yes every #CleanUpCounts and #TogetherWeCan!  Our goal with these ongoing coastal clean-ups is to foster sustainable environmental stewardship.  Hence, we are committed to ongoing regularly-scheduled coastal clean-ups long into the future as long as there is ocean pollution in the form of trash accumulating and washing up on our shores. Spending time on the waterfront taking care of the environment is also a great community-building activity that brings together people from all walks of life, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to address a shared goal. Let's continue to do this together as a community!

The next harbor clean-up will be on Saturday, November 4, 10:00 - 11:00 am at the Condor Street Urban Wild.  Please be sure to dress warmly for the weather and always wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Everyone signs a waiver prior to the clean-up.  Hope you can help us keep the stewardship of our waterfront going and join us.

If you are interested in joining one of our coastal clean-ups in and around East Boston, please check here or in our Facebook group, The Harborkeepers, for location announcements and cancellations.  If your organization or group would like to sponsor a clean-up, please contact  For the summer harbor clean-ups, we are raffling off FREE passes to the New England Aquarium.

We hope you can join us in helping to foster environmental stewardship in East Boston and neighboring communities. If you have already participated, thank you for your service to the East Boston community and environment and we hope to see you again.

Images from past harbor clean-ups.  It's a volunteer team effort!  Remember, every clean-up counts!