Be a Site Captain...

Do you have a group of people, perhaps a scout troop, a class, a church, civic organization or business that would like to get involved in Beach Sweep River Sweep? Do you know an area that is trashed? Why not organize a cleanup for your group or for that site that needs help?

Site Captains have three primary responsibilities:

  • identify a littered water body and a particular area to clean
  • recruit volunteers, organize and conduct your own cleanup
  • report the results from your own cleanup

Optional actions that site captains may want to consider when organizing a cleanup include: asking local news media to report on local litter problems and cleanup events; getting local sponsors such as a grocery store or restaurant to donate drinks and food for cleanup volunteers; and asking local hardware stores to donate gloves to assist cleanup volunteers.

If you choose to be a site captain, we will provide you with information and supplies to include a site captain manual, data cards to report your cleanup results, trash bags, a T-shirt (all site captains receive a complementary shirt), and a T-shirt order form (in case you want some extra t-shirts). We can also assist you in recruiting volunteers by forwarding you the names of people in your area who have contacted us to volunteer.

To be a site captain this year, please fill out the registration form, below. Site captains who participated in Beach Sweep River Sweep the previous year are sent an annual mailing asking them to reply and register again for the upcoming Beach Sweep River Sweep event.

More information is available in the Site Captain Manual (PDF) to addresses common questions about being a site captain and assist volunteers in planning their Beach Sweep/River Sweep cleanup event.

Note: Registration of site captains is now closed for the 2018 Inland Sweep.

Site Captain Registration Form