Sapelo Island Weekend Cleanup

Clean Coast volunteers will enjoy a weekend on Sapelo Island 11/09-11/2018. Register now, there are a limited number of spaces.

S Ossabaw Cleanup Was Overbooked

The June 23, 2018 cleanup on South Ossabaw Island was overbooked. More that 50 people volunteered for the trip and we did not have enough boats to carry them all. Sadly we had to turn some away. We have decided that paid members have priority over unpaid volunteers. We are always looking for more boats. If you know someone with a boat, encourage them to contact us to become a volunteer boat captain. When you use the website to register for a trip please indicate whether you are a member (paid) or a volunteer (not a paid member) to help make the hard decisions. Of course, consider becoming a member if you share our goals.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are several opportunities soon for volunteers to work with Cean Coast.

  • 12/10/2017 Help ferry materials to Ossabaw for an Eagle Scout project.
  • 01/13/2018 Help gather oysters from Oyster Creek for the Oyster Roast.
  • 01/19/2018 Help catering the CCA Fish Fry. Fry fish, serve food, drink beer. Lots of fun. Raises money for Clean Coast

You may volunteer by going to the Trip Registrations page and signing up.

Please Share Your Opinion on Plastics Litter

Clean Coast is participating in a Plastic and Litter Reduction Working Group in Chatham County organized by One Hundred Miles. You can help by filling out a short online survey designed to gauge public perceptions of plastics litter and support for various solutions. There are three surveys designed for different interest groups. One survey is for Chatham County consumers/residents, another for Chatham County businesses, and a third for visitors to Chatham County.

Please take a few minutes to complete whichever surveys you identify with. For instance, if you live in Savannah and own a business there, you can fill out a Consumer, and a Business survey. Please feel free to share with anyone you know who may be interested. The survey will be open until October 31st.

Link to survey for Chatham County Consumers/Residents:

Link to survey for Chatham County Businesses:

Link to Survey for Vistors to Chatham County:


Travel Blog Highlights Clean Coast

Travel writer Kristine Stevens came on the August 9 cleanup on Wassaw and shared her experience on her blog complete with stunning photography of this beautiful island. Click here.


Photo by Krisitine Stevens

August 2014 Cleanup Video

SCAD student Wenchao Shao attended the August cleanup on Wassaw Island and brought her video camera along.  Click here to watch her short film on Vimeo.

Bottled Water’s Enormous Footprint

Beverage containers are by far the most numerous item we find on our cleanups, and a very large portion consists of plastic water bottles.  But the environmental foot print of bottled water goes far beyond its predominant presence in the litter washing onto our shorelines.  This infographic created by Wheels for Wishes spells it out pretty clearly.