Environmental Sailing Tour of Newport Harbor

Environmental Sailing Tour of Newport Harbor! Enjoy a sail on the Adirondack II on August 14 or August 28, learn more about the work Clean Ocean Access is doing in and around Aquidneck Island, and 20% of ticket sales goes to our local environment efforts so that future generations can enjoy ocean activities. Get your tickets right here to support COA!

Water Quality Update

“What gets measured, gets managed” is a great way of understanding the importance of our weekly water quality monitoring program. 15 volunteers work together each week to provide this invaluable data, and as shown, unfortunately, there are some elevated bacteria levels in our local waters. We are going to start a new effort with some guidance from the EPA to perform “source tracking” to determine if the bacteria is coming from humans or animals. Neither is good, but if it human waste, then it means we have to escalate the problem for timely resolution.

Education Report

The summer education events are upon us and we are super excited to share with everyone the results of the past five years of our hands-on education activities and results. It is amazing to see that what started as single event has become an effort that has educated thousands of students across Aquidneck island and beyond! Thank you to all the volunteers, donors, family foundations, staff and partner organizations that have allowed us to foster environmentally responsibility for the next generation of ocean enthusiasts!


India Hicks Virtual Sip & Shop

Don’t forget we are promoting clean ocean awareness and partnering with India Hicks to Shop for a Cause. Now through July 30, a portion of all sales will be donated to us! Shop India’s accessories, handbags, jewelry and beauty items all to do good! Shop here.