want to support atlantic marine conservation society on the beach? conduct a beach cleanup of your own!

Marine debris is a huge problem. Our biologists, interns, and volunteers conduct cleanups all over Long Island to not only remove trash from the beach, protecting marine animals from being sick, injured, or killed, but the data we collect also helps us to understand what the larger problems are and how we can mitigate them. During each beach cleanup we document the various items we pick up, weight, location, and more as part of our research efforts. You can do this too!

Print out one of our data collection sheets to take with you on the beach. Whether you organize a cleanup of your own or simply go for a walk, every bit picked up helps!

Click below to download your sheet. After your cleanup, please send the completed form to volunteers@amseas.org. Conservation starts with you!