COASTSWEEP cleanup coordinators organize local cleanups with the support of the COASTSWEEP program. Cleanup coordinators identify the areas to be cleaned up, publicize the cleanup locally, receive the supplies, give cleanup instructions and distribute materials to cleanup volunteers, oversee the cleanup, arrange for proper trash disposal, and collect and return data cards.
The COASTSWEEP program provides all of the cleanup supplies, including:
All material will be shipped by Federal Express to cleanup coordinators at least one week before the cleanup date.
We recommend that cleanup coordinator contact the manager of the site they are cleaning to make sure that he/she is aware of your efforts. The site manager may also be able to help with some logistics too, such as trash removal.
The information below gives all of the necessary details on how to conduct a successful COASTSWEEP cleanup.
Use the following documents to sign up to be a local coordinator, run the cleanup, and publicize the event.
Save paper! Please email this and all other completed Word forms to COASTSWEEP@umb.edu.
Please have your volunteers read and sign this form. (You will receive a copy in the mail with your supplies.)
To ensure a safe cleanup, please provide these safety precautions to all volunteers. (You will also receive a copy in the mail with your supplies.)
Please submit this report, which lists details such as the number of volunteers and bags of debris collected, as soon as possible after completion of your cleanup. Email to COASTSWEEP@umb.edu. (You will receive a copy in the mail with your supplies.)
Do you need helping recruiting volunteers, or are you looking for some media coverage for your event? Use this generic press release that can be customized and sent to your local papers, community television stations, and any relevant groups that send out newsletters. Please feel free to contact us if you need any help with your outreach efforts. If someone does a story on your event, we would like to know about it, so please send us a link.
COASTSWEEP will provide cleanup posters that you can download and customize with your cleanup information. Two sizes will be provided—8½"x11" and 11"x17". For those of you who want to use the poster but do not have access to a printer, just let us know, and we'll ship some to you with your supplies.
Below are links to some additional resources to assist with your clean efforts.