Yes, Cleveland may be home to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but it is also home to one of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s newest Chapters.  Sea Shepherd Cleveland has been established by a group of activists from throughout NE Ohio who are committed to helping Defend, Conserve, and Protect our oceans and all marine wildlife. And with our home being on one of the Great Lakes, we look forward to positively participating in and contributing to issues affecting our Lake Erie ecosystem.

As Captain Paul Watson frequently warns, “If the oceans die, we die.”  Therefore, Sea Shepherd Cleveland engages in a wide range of activities in support of the organization’s ongoing campaigns and dedicated crews.  Public education on the increasingly serious threats to our ocean ecosystems and the actions that Sea Shepherd takes to address them is a top priority, and our outreach activities include tabling at events, social media engagement, documentary film screenings, as well as other unique presentation formats.  We also understand the importance of fundraising to keep the fleet fueled and the crews fed, and we welcome creative suggestions from our supporters on ways we can help raise much-needed funds.  Finally, from March through November we have monthly beach cleanups, which are a great way to connect with and have a positive impact on our local community.

We want to thank all of the Onshore Volunteers who have stepped up to help us support and fulfill Sea Shepherd’s vital mission, and we welcome those of you who would like to join us.  For more information, please contact us at

Volunteer for Sea Shepherd Cleveland

Upcoming Events

September 18, 2021 11-1pm – Whiskey Island & Wendy Park Beach Cleanup – 2800 Whiskey Island Drive, Cleveland, OH

October 23, 2021 11-1pm – Sims Park Beach Cleanup & Vegan Potluck – 23131 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid, OH

Previous Events

July 17, 2021 – Headlands BeachFest Mentor, OH
October 26th, 2019 – Sea Shepherd Cleveland Beach Cleanup & Vegan Potluck – Euclid, OH
September 21, 2019 – September Beach Cleanup with Sea Shepherd Cleveland – Mentor, OH
August 31, 2019 – August Beach Cleanup with Sea Shepherd Cleveland – Cleveland, OH
July 14, 2019 – July Beach Cleanup with Sea Shepherd Cleveland – Bay Village, OH