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5th annual Coastal Urge SUP CUP | Harbor Trash

Today we had a great day helping out with the 5th annual Coastal Urge SUP CUP at the Newport Ship Yard. Over 100 participants enjoyed a spectacular morning in the paddle board event. Before the awards ceremony we completed a … Continue reading

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Thank you

Thank you to all the cleanup leaders, volunteers both new and old that made the Summer Marine Debris Program a huge success on Aquidneck Island. Performing coastal cleanups is a reactive approach towards solving the problem, but it is the … Continue reading

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Friends of the Water Front

Jim Perrier who for many years led the charge of Friends of the Water Front will be acknowledged at a dedication at the State Pier right next to Mary Ferrazzoli Park and certificate on honor will be shared. COA will … Continue reading

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Choking the Oceans With Plastic

A good article by the founder of 5gyres… Choking the Oceans With Plastic http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/opinion/choking-the-oceans-with-plastic.html

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Healthy oceans do matter

A huge part of COA is the volunteer effort that works to improve ocean health by gathering vital data and removing marine debris from the shoreline.  In September we will start our 9th year of activities and a few things … Continue reading

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Our Ocean

We are lucky to live near the beach and live a life connected to the ocean. Your effort to take good care of the ocean affect people’s lives every day, around the world. While many of us enjoy the spectacular … Continue reading

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Portsmouth

Today we hosted our 3rd cleanup at Pheasant Drive Beach and met Leslie and Dennis from the area who heard about our initiative from the local newspapers. Four people and a dog removed 61 pounds of trash on a beautiful … Continue reading

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Public Access

Access to the shoreline is where Clean Ocean Access started in January 2006.  Since that time we have formally adopted 6 rights of way with CRMC as of December 2013 and are actively monitoring and working to adopt 8 additional … Continue reading

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Ban the butts

Today we talked with a reporter and it made the 2nd news feature on the nightly news http://www.abc6.com/story/26301335/push-for-smoking-ban-at-aquidneck-beaches  

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Marine Biology

On August 14th we performed another cleanup at Surfers End of 2nd Beach and removed 60 pounds of trash. It was a really nice day with fading surf and a ton of seaweed on the beach. A Middletown high school … Continue reading

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Lemonade

On August 13th we performed another cleanup at Pheasant Drive Beach in Portsmouth and removed 47 pounds of trash. It was raining at the start and the sun came out at the end. A Portsmouth high school student doing his … Continue reading

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Boys and Girls Club

Today we had an opportunity to share the COA message with kids from the local Boys & Girls Club at the Newport Shipyard as part of a larger initiative by Sea keepers to educate the kids on ocean health and … Continue reading

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Portsmouth

Doing a coastal cleanup is pretty easy. Show up with a few bags and a few friends, pick up some trash, feel good about it, walk away and you are done. Working to improve ocean health and eliminating debris from … Continue reading

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more concrete?

Asking for more concrete on the cliff walk is not an easy thing to say, traditionally speaking keeping the cliff walk natural would be ideal but finding the balance for safety, accessibility and protecting the natural beauty and primitive ruggedness … Continue reading

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Water Quality Results

Last Thursday the Easton’s Beach Stream and Marine Avenue Beach had unacceptable levels of bacteria. Every Thursday we collect 9 (nine) water samples and deliver them to the Rhode Island Department of Health for laboratory analysis for Enterococci (the bacteria … Continue reading

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Fixing the railing

After the cliff walk repairs project finished recently we’ve been monitoring the entire cliff walk (as part of a new idea that we’ve had initial positive feedback from CRMC) and shared our findings with the cliff walk commission and the … Continue reading

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Taking good care of the cliff walk

With the uptick of visitor traffic with the recently opened cliff walk the fence is falling apart at Ruggles. In the past 2 years our public access monitoring program has reported a similar issue and the City of Newport has … Continue reading

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What is that smell at the east corner of 1st Beach?

This has been a popular question so we did some research. The dumpster in the far east lot is used for storage of the seaweed that is raked off the beach. Once the dumpster is full (and it is pretty … Continue reading

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We are looking for volunteers for three of our programs.

We are looking for volunteers for three of our programs. Water Quality | If water free of bacteria is important to you, you can be part of the solution and help to collect a water sample on Thursday morning between … Continue reading

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Electronic Cigarettes

This is a cartridge for an electronic cigarette. It is a 16MG size and menthol flavored and is equivalent to approximately 350 puffs, though individual results may vary depending on use. We are now founding these on our area beaches, … Continue reading

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