All posts by: Megan Carvalho

The Aquidneck Island Trash Skimmers, made possible by funding from 11th Hour Racing, have removed 2,923 cigarette butts, and 1,294 pieces of litter related to tobacco products from the ocean since June 5, 2017. As two of the trash skimmers...
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The Aquidneck Island Trash Skimmers, made possible by funding from 11th Hour Racing, have removed 141 pieces of single-use cutlery from the ocean since June 5, 2017. Since some foods are nearly impossible to enjoy without utensils, but consider reusable...
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We host marine debris removal events year-round in an effort to eliminate trash from the ocean and protecting standup paddleboarders from harm’s way. Our efforts are to ensure that there are no obstructions while enjoying a peaceful paddle along the...
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Max Kraimer is now performing his 2nd intern with us after a very successful summer intern where he hosted over 15 marine debris removal events and performed detailed analysis of the performance of the New England Boatworks trash skimmer. He...
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The Aquidneck Island Trash Skimmers, made possible by funding from 11th Hour Racing, have removed 561 straws and stirrers from the ocean since June 5, 2017. Straws have notoriously littered our shoreline and waterways for years. Consider skipping the straw...
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We are stoked to have Eric Full Photography supporting the mission of Clean Ocean Access and to have received $75, as a portion of the proceeds from the Pennfield School’s Educational Foundation Arts and Crafts Show on November 4, 2017....
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Weekly water quality results are in from our citizen science, water quality monitoring program, exclusively focused on Aquidneck Island. We test for bacteria that could potentially lead to beach closures, preventing us from enjoying our favorite ocean activities....
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Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table at Newport Hospital today. We had small posters to ignite conversations about reducing stormwater runoff, the bring your bag initiative, and eliminating balloon releases on Aquidneck Island. We are grateful for...
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Sophie Podlich is an avid sailor and a Senior at the University of Rhode Island working towards a Bachelor of Science of Marine Affairs. She quickly got involved with data analytics for marine debris found this summer in the Aquidneck...
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The ocean serves as a vast source of fun, and more importantly, food! Pollution affects the health of the ocean and all marine wildlife living within, including fish! We want to protect fishing by monitoring water quality year-round to ensure...
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Aside from testing for Nitrate and Phosphate levels, we now also test for salinity on a weekly basis! Hopefully these weekly tests will help us understand the impact of road salts in our watersheds. Here are your weekly results from...
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We hosted a beach cleanup at Weaver Cove on Saturday, Nov. 11. This was our seventh cleanup at Weaver Cove in Portsmouth since January 2017. Collectively, 29 volunteers removed 191 pounds of marine debris from this location. Since January 2017,...
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Kick off the holiday season at our annual Sip & Shop at J.McLaughlin on Bellevue Avenue in Newport on Saturday, November 18! Shop J.McLaughlin’s new Winter White Now arrivals, or prepare for the holidays with their chic Metallic Moments collection....
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Elizabeth Irr is a Senior at Roger Williams University working towards a double-major Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and Environmental Chemistry, with a minor in Psychology. Elizabeth joined our team in the Spring of 2017 working on detailed analysis...
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The Aquidneck Island Trash Skimmers, made possible by funding from 11th Hour Racing, have removed 3,586 food wrappers, containers, caps, and lids from the ocean since June, 2017. This proves that we can all protect ocean health simply by changing...
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We are hosting a beach cleanup at Weaver Cove in Portsmouth on Saturday, November 11 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Weaver Cove can be accessed from Burma Road in Portsmouth. Our events are family friendly and we welcome volunteers...
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We ventured off Aquidneck Island for our annual beach cleanup at Taylor’s Lane in Little Compton. We gathered along the shoreline with 25 volunteers that removed 624 pounds of marine debris in two short hours! We look forward to our...
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Our citizen science volunteers collect weekly water samples from Aquidneck Island watersheds, and another volunteer tests the samples for nitrate and phosphate levels each week. Here are this week’s water quality results....
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Our citizen science volunteers collect weekly water samples to test for bacteria that might restrict ocean activities, such as swimming! Although swimming in the Atlantic in New England isn’t practical year-round, we continue to test water quality every week of...
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Tonight! Celebrate Hallowine with us – a wine tasting fundraiser at Greenvale Vineyards on the Sakonnet River. All proceeds benefit our year-round environmental programs, including water quality monitoring, marine debris removal, shoreline access monitoring, and environmental education! Included is a...
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The Aquidneck Island Trash Skimmers, made possible by funding from 11th Hour Racing, have removed 543 single-use plastic bags from the ocean since June 2017. Based on this data, we can speculate that the average family accumulates 60 plastic bags...
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Clean Ocean Access wants to make your transition easier during the impending ordinance eliminating plastic bags from Newport and Middletown, and hope that you’ve had a chance to get 1 of the 9,000 bags provided by Newport Re-use in the...
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Weekly water quality results are in from our citizen science, water quality monitoring program, protecting the health of watersheds on Aquidneck Island....
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We are able to monitor water quality year-round at various locations in the ocean surrounding Aquidneck Island, with help from our dedicated, citizen science volunteers. Here are this week’s water quality results!...
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Towerstream Corporation is now participating in our flexible cleanup program! They performed their first flexible cleanup on October 13 at Tuckerman – West. Collectively, six volunteers from Towerstream removed a total of 52 pounds of marine debris! Their efforts and...
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