South Sound

Beach Clean Ups

Participate in a beach cleanup around the South Sound or on Washington’s outer coast to help get some of that plastic and trash off of our beaches! We host monthly beach cleanups typically the second Saturday of each month following our monthly chapter meeting. Locations and times vary. 

Look for the blue Surfrider tent and flag. Rain or shine, dress for the weather! We encourage you to bring your own bucket and gloves for the cleanup, but we will have some spares to share. Please be sure to wear boots and bring your reusable bottle to fill at our drinking station. Our cleanups are welcome to individuals of all ages, schools clubs, Scouts, friends, family and coworkers.

Beach cleanups are a fun and easy way to volunteer your time by helping to keep our beaches and ocean clean!

See you at the beach!

Check out our Facebook page for more details on upcoming events or email Lindsey at volunteercoordinator@southsound.surfrider.org with any questions.

Upcoming Clean Ups

October 10th & 11th Solo Cleanup Weekend

Calling all volunteers! In the spirit of Small Acts for Clean Shores, share the stoke with us by helping clean up Tacoma and South Sound beaches! Although we can’t meet as a group, we encourage you to do a solo beach cleanup. 

Pick your favorite spot, grab a bag, protective gear, clean up some trash, take photos of it and post it on social media and tag us on Instagram @SouthSoundSurfrider or Facebook South Sound Surfrider. There will be a prize awarded for the most interesting piece of beach trash found!

The best part about a solo beach cleanup is that it can happen any time and it doesn’t have to be an all day activity.

Volunteers are strongly encouraged to collect data from their Solo Beach Cleanup! You can download and print the Beach Cleanup Data Card at: 
https://mcusercontent.com/…/23a…/WA_Solo_Data_Sheets.pdf

This data will be put into Surfrider Foundation’s Beach Cleanup Data Tool, which keeps track of plastic pollution both locally and for the U.S.. Thank you for supporting our mission and for helping us keep track of plastic pollution. Once your Beach Cleanup Data Card is complete, please email it to sssurfrider@gmail.com and our Beach Cleanup Coordinator will report the data appropriately.

IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE HEADING OUT: Please review the Solo Beach Cleanup Guidelines here: https://www.surfrider.org/…/solo-beach-cleanup-guidelines

Stay safe and have fun keeping our beaches beautiful and remember to share your pictures with us! Please email sssurfrider@gmail.comwith any questions. 

Participation in a solo cleanup event is voluntary and solely at a participant’s own risk, including risk associated with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).  Individuals should only participate to the extent that they can comply with applicable federal, state, and local rules and restrictions, and the below required practices including physical distancing.

  • November 14 – TBD
  • December 12 – TBD
  • We will keep you updated when we are able to have beach cleanups again based on CDC and county guidelines. Sign up for our newsletter of follow us on social media to stay updated!