New York State Beach Cleanup

Sponsored by the American Littoral Society - Northeast Chapter

Sprig Volunteer Opportunities

Year after year I receive calls from Beach Captains and volunteers looking for cleanups to do during the Spring season. Below is a list of some volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups and organizations that will be taking place during the Spring. If you would like to add an opportunity to the list, please email me at






Senator Boyle's - I Love My Parks Day
Robert Moses State Park, Field #2
Saturday, May 7, 2022
10 AM - Noon

The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society hosts a beach walk and clean-up on the one-mile of Long Island Sound beachfront at Hallock State Park Preserve in Riverhead, NY, every Saturday at 10:00 a.m., year-round. The late-fall and early winter walks are combined with monitoring for cold-stunned sea turtles. Participants also have the opportunity to learn about local marine wildlife and current marine conservation issues from an AMCS staff biologist. Seasonal parking fees are waived for volunteers.
Over 1,000 pounds of marine debris is collected each year.
More information is available at the AMCS website or by calling Hallock State Park Preserve at 631.315.5475.
Participants can register by emailing

Manhasset Bay Protection Committee - Town of North Hempstead
Baywalk Park Cleanup - See flyer for details (click here).
Manorhaven Town Park Cleanup - See flyer for details (click here).


The Sands Point Preserve is hosting an Earth Day Beach Cleanup on Friday, April 22nd from 11AM to 1PM. The address is: 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050. Admission to the preserve is free for all who volunteer.


Jefferson Community College is planning a "Spring Cleanup" event for April 21, 2022. This will be a kickoff event for Earth Week. This is a student led initiative and will focus on the banks of the Black River adjacent to the college. Email: