Sept. 19, 2020

The International Coastal Clean-Up Day is being celebrated on September 19, 2020 around the world.


  • International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day takes place on the third Saturday in September every year, and is one of the largest one-day volunteer event in the world.

  • International Coastal Cleanup Day got its start in 1986 when Linda Maraniss met Kathy O’Hara while working for Ocean Conservancy.

  • O’Hara had just completed a report called Plastics in the Ocean: More Than a Litter Problem. The two of them reached out to other ocean-lovers and organized a Cleanup for Ocean Conservancy.

  • The first Cleanup consisted of 2,800 volunteers. Since that time, the Cleanup has grown into an international event in more than 100 countries.

Source : DD News