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Ways You Can Help

Clean Bays depends on local, state and federal agencies as well as private businesses and local residents to fund and coordinate debris removal and disposal. 

Job Posting: Captain for Marine Debris Removal Work

Clean The Bay, Inc. d/b/a Clean Bays is hiring a full-time captain to oversee marine debris removal projects in Narragansett Bay. Candidates must be in good physical health and able to work outdoors on the water, year-round in oftentimes challenging conditions. This is a physically demanding job and requires heavy lifting, handling of heavy machinery and power equipment and an eye for safety at all times. 

Required Skills:
  • Must have a minimum of a 50 Ton USCG Masters Licence
  • Physically fit, capable of physically strenuous work including heavy lifting
  • "Can-do" attitude and aptitude for solving problems
  • Heavy equipment experience required 
  • Construction/demolition experience preferred
  • Project management expertise
  • Knowledge of Narragansett Bay
  • OSHA training is a plus
To apply for this position, submit a resume and letter of interest to No phone calls please.

Become a Clean Bays Member Today!

The best way to show your support for Clean Bays is to become a member.  This is an annual tax-deductible donation, and can be made right online! When the boats are on the water, it costs approximately $2,000 per day to operate! Clean Bays needs your support!


  • Clean Bays window decal
  • A personalized Clean Bays membership card
  • E-mail updates on how your donation is helping to clean our bay
  • Clean Bays window decal
  • A personalized Clean Bays membership card
  • E-mail updates on how your donation is helping to clean our bay
  • An honorable mention in our newsletter
  • Clean Bays window decal
  • A personalized Clean Bays membership card
  • E-mail updates on how your donation is helping to clean our bay
  • An honorable mention in our newsletter
  • An invitation to our annual VIP bay tour aboard the Clean Bays specialized landing craft

Become an Industry Sponsor 

Keeping Narragansett Bay clean isn't just good for business.  It also increases travel and tourism, and makes boating even more fun!

To date, Clean Bays has removed over 3,000 tons of debris from Rhode Island waters.  Our dedicated crew are ready to work, but keeping the shorelines of Narragansett Bay clean is expensive!  It takes a lot of equipment and effort from out hard working team members.  With a simple annual contribution, you can join other marine industry professionals whose sponsorship's make it possible to keep our efforts going.  Your contribution will go directly to cleaning the shorelines of Narragansett Bay, Sakonnet River, Pt. Judith Pond, and many other areas that are plagued by large and difficult to reach debris. 

  • Clean Bays window decal
  • A personalized Clean Bays sponsorship card
  • Priority placement on our website and marketing materials
  • An honorable mention in our newsletter
  • Priority response for debris mitigation and storm clean-up!
  • Discounted landing craft rates!
  • Periodic checks of your waterfront area or marina to clear debris and unsightly litter! 
We are striving to make (and keep) Narragansett Bay one of the cleanest shorelines in American. That's great for business and great for our industry!

How to Donate

Making a donation is quick and easy.  Simple stop in our office, or mail a check to:

Clean Bays
344 Aquidneck Avenue 
Middletown, RI 02842

Question? Contact us.

Become a Volunteer

Clean Bays depends on its loyal and ambitious team of volunteers to help with debris removal. If you would like to join our team, please sign up here, and you will be contacted with a list of dates when help is needed. We need help in the field, but we can always use help in the office too! Let us know if you are interested in coordinating fundraisers, or helping with other events or activities.

Click here to volunteer online.

Internship Opportunities

Clean Bays works closely with area schools to provide hands on experience for students of all ages and skill levels. Internship are a great way to beef up your resume and gain real hands on work experience! Internships are available throughout the year during fall, spring, and summer semesters. All internships are unpaid, however Clean Bays is happy to work with your school to ensure that academic credit is granted.

Available internships include:

  • Marketing/Event Planning/Public Relations
  • Environmental Studies
  • Boat Maintenance
  • Engineering
To inquire about an internship, please email to receive an application.

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Who We Are and What We Do

Clean Bays is a Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island based leader in shoreline clean-up. Founded in 2005 as Clean The Bay, Clean Bays specializes in large and difficult to remove debris and has developed removal methodologies that are portable, affordable and easy to implement across the globe. Read more about Clean Bays.