MITA’s cleanups are full-day events where experienced volunteer skippers take crews to targeted islands to clean shorelines. They’re great introductions to volunteering with MITA, and chances to explore the islands while keeping them clean for all. Volunteers ride in our fleet of skiffs to clean island shorelines, taking a break for lunch and returning by mid-afternoon. However, note that conditions can be challenging. Volunteers should be physically fit and comfortable climbing in and out of small skiffs and scrambling over slick, rocky shorelines. If you have questions about what is involved, contact email@example.com.
For additional volunteer opportunities, please check our events calendar for upcoming stewardship work days!
SPACE IS LIMITED & REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please note that the same contact information CANNOT be used more than once to reserve seats on a single cleanup. If you plan to sign up for multiple cleanups, please refresh your browser after your first sign-up to see how many spaces remain. Parties of more than 4 should contact MITA directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-761-8225.
All cleanup participants are expected to follow COVID protocols, including:
- Wearing a mask during the pre-trip gathering and while on the boats (note that distancing of 6′ is not possible on the boats); masks on not required once on the islands as long as physical distancing is maintained
- Self-screening for symptoms prior to the event and adhering to any State travel restrictions
- Practicing good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette during the event
What to Bring on a Cleanup:
- Mask and hand-sanitizer
- PFD (if you do not have a USCG approved life jacket, MITA can provide one)
- Rain gear (top & bottom)
- Warm, non-cotton layers: even on warm sunny days, it can be wet and chilly on the boat
- Sturdy footwear that can get wet- rubber rain boots with good traction work best
- Work or rubber gloves
- Sunglasses, hat & sunscreen
- Lunch & drinking water
- Enthusiasm for helping keep Maine’s islands clean and pristine!