Coastweeks is changing in 2016!  

New - spring and summer cleanups are available! Please register directly with the Alliance for the Great Lakes at

If you are in the Toledo, Ohio area, you can register with Partners for Clean Streams at


What is Ohio's Coastweeks?

It is part of an international celebration of waters and shorelines held in the 50 states and around the world. Ohio's program focuses on the theme, "I Can Help Lake Erie" to encourage people to be part of the solution, not the pollution that finds its way into the lake. The debris collected at Ohio's cleanups and throughout the world is recorded on data cards and submitted to the Ocean Conservancy. Ohio is proud of be part of the International Coastal Cleanup program.

Cleanups are perhaps the most beneficial and educational component of Coastweeks with its hands-on impact which helps to increase public awareness in the protection of Lake Erie’s ecosystem. In addition, Coastweeks projects provide an excellent opportunity for community service for local groups.

Click this link to download the 2014 IOC Debris Report


Make a difference - participate in a cleanup in Ohio.

Coastweeks 2015 Events and Volunteers: Thank you for participating!