“Sea of Heartbreak”

Check out this awesome video by 11th Hour Racing​ at One Ocean Exploration Zone at the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Newport​ with our very own Clean Ocean Access Program Manager, Eva Touhey​, discussing marine debris, ocean health, and the power of art!

Interested in viewing some more creative marine art? Join us at the “Sea of Heartbreak” exhibit by Jamestown artist and veteran sailor, Joan Hall at the Newport Art Museum​ on Thursday at 5:30 p.m through July 29th. Joan dives into the world of marine debris and creates stunning large scale installations using the power of art to address the problem of plastic pollution. This is an exhibit you don’t want to miss!

Algal Blooms

Summer weather is finally here! Along with the warmth comes the possibility of greenish looking waters with floating clumps of algae on the surface. This is a sign of “algae blooms”, caused by cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) when there’s a temperature increase,  slow moving water, or an excessive input of nutrients. These bacteria produce toxins that can be harmful to you or pets if ingested or through direct exposure to skin. If you notice an algal bloom in your area, it is important to avoid swimming, fishing or boating to limit contact with the affected water until the bloom dissipates or is removed.

Newport Bermuda Race Beach Cleanup

Become an environmental steward and join us for the Newport Bermuda Race Beach Cleanup Wednesday, June 13th at Surfers End Second Beach from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. as part of the Clean Regattas Effort! All are welcome, no registration needed!