March for the Ocean (M4O)

The Ocean is Rising and So Are We!


On Saturday, June 9, 2018, join the March for the Ocean in Washington D.C. or join one of many simultaneous marches, flotillas, and water celebrations across the country!

Contribute to building this blue wave. Celebrate and protect all that our waters - salty, brackish and fresh - provide us. Join the hundreds of organizations, and notable advocates who will March for The Ocean June 9!  


Other Activities


Wear blue for the ocean to show your solidarity during World Ocean's Day! 

June 08.

Join fellow participants the night before at a sign making event. Details to follow.

June 09.

Not in D.C.? Reach out to us to see how you can participate in a local March in your city!

June 09.

For those of you in D.C., march back down the route to clean up. We hope everyone will reduce, reuse, and recycle but sometimes trash makes its way to the ground. Help us combat that so nothing ends up in the Potomac or the ocean!


“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination

and brings eternal joy to the soul.”

Wyland |  Artist & Marine Conservationist


Organizations Involved

5 Gyres · Acadia Institute of Oceanography · American Littoral Society · American University Center for Environmental Filmmaking · Aquarium of the Bay · B.E.A.C.H. · The Big Blue & You · Bill McKibben - · Blue Frontier Campaign · Blue Ocean Network · Center for the Blue Economy · Clean Ocean Action ·  Colorado Ocean Coalition · Coral Restoration Foundation CRESLI · Future Frogmen · Green Fire Productions · Greenpeace · Hands across the Sand  Ocean Frontiers · Heal the Bay · Healthy Oceans Coalition · Heirs to Our Oceans · Herbert W. Hoover Foundation · Inland Ocean Coalition · International Ocean Film Festival · Jean Michel-Cousteau · National Aquarium · Ocean Conservation Research · Ocean Future Society · Jim Toomey - Creator of Sherman's Lagoon · Littoral Society · Mission Blue · Ocean Conservation Research · Ocean River Institute · Ocean Voyages Institute - Project Kaisei · One More Generation Ocean River Institute · One World One Ocean · O'Neill Sea Odyssey · One More Generation · One World One Ocean · PADI · Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations · Pangeaseed Foundation Peter Benchley Ocean Awards · Plastic Pollution Coalition · Primary Water Resources · Project Aware · Restore America's Estuaries · The Safina Center · Sea Shepherd · Sea Turtles Forever - Blue Wave Microplastic Recovery · Sea Youth · Sierra Club · Surfrider Foundation · Sustainable Oceans Alliance · Stop Offshore Drilling · Sylvia Earle - Sylvia Earle Alliance · TerraMar Project · Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers · Wingspan Media · Women Working for Oceans ·  Wyland Foundation · Youth Ocean Conservation Summit · And many more! You can see our full list here!

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