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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited and registration is required.
2020 Spring Cleanups:
To be consistent with State guidelines regarding social distancing while boating, MITA’s cleanups will not be carried out in the usual manner this spring. We are exploring options for volunteers to assist the spring cleanup effort using their own boats. To get involved and keep informed about these plans, please fill out our volunteer interest form.
What to Bring on a Cleanup:
- 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!