Pick up for the Pups

National Oceans Month, an annual celebration of the oceans that cover 70% of the planet, takes place each June. To celebrate this month we've established our Pick up for the Pups campaign and we hope you’ll participate! We’re encouraging you to join us in helping to keep marine mammals safe and healthy by preventing unnecessary debris from entering our waterways and oceans. Over the years, we have responded to, cared for, and documented a number of marine mammals that have been harmed by trash floating in the ocean, or left on the beach. While those situations are always especially tough, the good news is we can easily prevent pups (and other wildlife!) from being impacted by trash! You can participate no matter where you are and we want you to report the bags you collect to us.

How to Participate

Take Action: Head to a favorite or new coastal area and safely pick up and remove refuse that you find there. 

Let us Know: Snap a photo of your finds and send it to us at info@mmome.org. Let us know what you saw the most or what the most unusual item was.

Thank you for helping to protect wildlife by keeping debris out of our oceans. Every piece you remove has a huge impact. We can’t wait to see your results!