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.
Spring Cleanup Dates
- Casco Bay – June 5th
- Muscongus Bay – June 12th
- Deer Isle – June 19th
- Downeast – June 26th
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
SPACE IS LIMITED & REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; please sign up each member of your group separately through the form linked below. The same first and last name CANNOT be used more than once to reserve a seat on a single cleanup. Parties of more than 4 should contact MITA directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-761-8225.
Signups begin on May 8. Please check back then!
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!