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  • Celebrate Earth Day at the Rockland Harborside Cleanup!


    Saturday, April 20
    9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Harbor Park, 1 Pleasant Street, Rockland


    Help collect litter around our community’s waterfront for a cleaner Rockland Harbor and waterfront. You’ll be provided with all the tools you need. Coffee and a snack will be served in the morning, and a community cookout for all volunteers will be held at noon.

    In the event of severe weather, a rain date will be called for Saturday, April 27.

    Please register for this event in advance. To register:

    • Sign up to volunteer. You can sign up individually, or as part of a group.
    • When you sign up, you’ll be prompted to sign an Injury Waiver and General Release form. All volunteers are required to sign this form. If you’re not able to sign the form online, you can download it here, and email completed copies to

    On the day of the Cleanup, please wear or bring:

    • Closed-toe shoes
    • A warm layer
    • A rain layer
    • A bottle of water
    • Gardening gloves (optional – we’ll also provide gloves)


    Cleanup Schedule

    9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Orientation

    Cleanup volunteers will meet at Harbor Park to receive location assignments, pick up cleanup materials, and have a morning snack. Local organizations will be tabling — make sure to say hi!

    Coffee from Rock City Coffee and bagels from Good Tern Co-Op are generously sponsored by First National Bank.

    10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Cleanup

    Volunteers will use provided materials to collect, separate, and record trash found at their assigned locations. Collected trash will be loaded into volunteer trucks and transferred to a City dump truck at Harbor Park.

    12 p.m. to 1 p.m. – Community Cookout

    All volunteers are welcome to enjoy a community cookout at Harbor Park in celebration of the day’s work!

    The Community Cookout is made possible by generous sponsorship by Maine State Credit Union, and donations from Wiggins Meat Market and Good Tern Co-Op.


    Are you ready to clean up? Sign up here:

    Thank you:

    Cleanup Sponsors

    Cleanup Supporters

    Organizational Partners

    Rockland Energy and Sustainability Advisory Committee, Rockland Harbor Trail Committee, and: