International Coastal Cleanup

Salty Skin Pacific’s Joe Villacrusis teaches the youth how to collect data during the 2020 ICC.

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the world’s largest single-day cleanup event with the goal of collecting and documenting trash littering our coastlines and waterways. Volunteers from states and territories throughout the U.S. and over 100 countries worldwide come together each year and participate in the cleanup event near them. The two layers of science and community service is what distinguishes ICC from everyday cleanups. The data collected during the ICC is entered into the Global Trash Database and is crucial to solving the world’s ocean pollution problem.

It’s as easy as three steps!

  1. Form a Crew
  2. Pick a Spot
  3. Cleanup!

For more information, contact the ICC Coordinator:

Colleen Flores, Coastal Zone Communications Coordinator
(670) 664-8300

To join the ICC on Tinian or Rota, please contact your respective representative:

Edwin Hofschneider, Tinian Coastal Coordinator
(670) 433-3169

William (Bill) Pendergrass, Rota Coastal Coodinator
(670) 532-0466



The Division of Coastal Resources Management led this year’s International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 17, 2021.

DCRM would like to thank all the 2022 ICC Partners for doing your part to reduce ocean pollution in the CNMI and we congratulate you on a job well done!

2022 International Coastal Cleanup Partners:

  • Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation
  • Paradise Dental Spa
  • Medquest Medical Supply
  • SSHS JROTC Manta Ray Battalion
  • Saipan Centennial Lions Club
  • American Memorial Park
  • SSHS YEA = Environmental Club
  • GHD Inc.
  • DFS Saipan Ltd.
  • SSHS Interact Club
  • CTSI Logistics
  • Tan Holdings
  • Saipan Unity Lions Club
  • FitBeat
  • Marianas Health Services
  • IT&E
  • Saipan Surf Company
  • Brilliant Star Montessori School
  • Rotary Club of Saipan
  • Saipan Alliance Lions Club
  • Mind2Muscle670
  • Island Keepers CNMI
  • D&Q Co. Ltd.
  • Saipan Fil-Am Lions Club
  • Northern Marianas College
  • 4H Marianas
  • JCA Inc. dba McDonald’s of Saipan
  • RIP Current
  • Joeten-Kiyu Public Library
  • Triple J Saipan, Inc.
  • EMON Masonic Lodge No. 179
  • Saipan Marianas Lions Club
  • Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan


  • Division of Customs & Biosecurity
  • Public School System – Elementary
  • Department of Fire & Emergency Medical Services
  • Casino Gaming Control Commission
  • 4H Marianas
  • Northern Marianas College CREES
  • Public Library
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Tinian Youth Center
  • Department of Public Works
  • Tinian Health Center
  • Commonwealth Utilities Corporation
  • Department of Labor
  • Tinian JSROTC
  • Tinian Mayor’s Office
  • Tinian Mayor’s Outreach Program





To learn more about the International Coastal Cleanup, visit Ocean Conservancy’s website here or contact Colleen Flores, Saipan ICC Coordinator, Edwin Hofschneider, Tinian ICC Coordinator, or William Pendergrass, Rota ICC Coordinator.