Registration is now open for Maine’s Coastweek Coastal Cleanup, which begins Saturday, September 15, and runs through Saturday, September 22.

One of Maine’s largest volunteer events, Coastal Cleanup provides an opportunity for people of all ages to keep Maine’s coastal shoreline and associated waterways clean. Each year more than a thousand participants clean hundreds of miles of Maine’s waterfront. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Maine’s participation in the event, which is overseen by the Maine Department of Marine Resources.

Anyone interested in participating can visit www.mai-necoastalprogram.org to register as a Cleanup Coordinator at one of dozens of sites along the Maine coast or to find a site in need of volunteers. Coordinators are responsible for guiding volunteer participation, promoting their cleanup, and disposing of the trash collected. Coordinators will receive an information packet containing trash bags and instructions. For more information, contact theresa.torrent@maine.gov.