The Inland Ocean Coalition and its chapters host a variety of events throughout the year to engage its inland community members in ocean conservation and advocacy. Check our calendar below for public events, and click each event for specific details.


Our Events

Blue Drinks

Want to meet folks like yourself who are passionate about ocean conservation, watershed health, and plastic pollution reduction? Our Blue Drinks events, often hosted by our Chapters, are now virtual! Enjoy your favorite blue cocktail (or mocktail!) and join us for discussions with scientists, advocates, legislators, activists, and ocean-lovers from around the world! Not only do you have the opportunity to learn from our guest speakers on the ways they’re leading the charge in ocean and watershed preservation efforts, but you also get to network with and join a community of individuals who are passionate about the health of our ocean and waterways too.

Enrichment Meetings

Typically hosted by the Inland Ocean Coalition’s headquarters, our enrichment meetings are a way to connect with our chapters, ambassadors, and our staff and they frequently feature an array of incredible speakers. Want to hear the latest on right whale conservation efforts and what you can do to help? How about the importance of sustainable seafood and how to find it in your community? Or cleaning up all that plastic in our ocean? Our enrichment meetings are entirely virtual and can help you become an empowered ocean steward!

Creek Cleanups

Although the current pandemic has put a damper on our in-person events, creek cleanups are a great way to get out of the house and make a direct impact on your community’s local watersheds - all the while maintaining social distancing protocols. Keep an eye out for creek cleanups in your area on our calendar. Feeling motivated to host a creek cleanup yourself? Contact for more information, tips, and tricks to running your own successful creek cleanup!

Inland Ocean Ambassadors Training

Ready to fully immerse yourself in a program that will help you become an effective ocean advocate? Dive into our Inland Ocean Ambassadors Training Program! We want to show passionate, ocean-minded folks like you that it is possible to make a difference in protecting our ocean, and that it’s not too late to take action and preserve all the wonderful things our big blue seas provide. Head on over to our Inland Ocean Ambassadors page to learn more!