Posts filed under: Splashcetera

Get rid of straws in your life by taking the Clean Seas Pledge!: http://cleanseas.org/take-action...
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Help rid our oceans of plastic litter and take the Clean Seas Pledge!...
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Come join us TONIGHT AT 5:00 PM for a screening of the documentary “A Plastic Ocean” held at the University of Rhode Island through a partnership with Matunuck Elementary School’s Junior Girl Scout Troop #560 and URI Coastal Society Chapter....
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Check out this awesome podcast on What’s Up Newport featuring our very own Dave Mclaughlin!   Learn more about the plastic bag ban and all that is happening with COA including the Clean Seas Pledge, Volvo Ocean Race, and Trash...
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Unfortuntaely, due to the weather forecasted for tomorrow, we are sad to announce that we have to cancel our beach cleanup tomorrow at Brenton Point from 12 – 2 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience and we hope to see...
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Since our establishment in 2006 Clean Ocean Access has attracted hundreds of volunteers and employees all sharing one passion, the ocean. For past, present and future employees, the ocean is what drives us. Clean Ocean Access employees lead the innovative...
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With water temperatures at their seasonal minimum, the dedicated team of volunteers collect 12 water samples every Thursday from Van Zandt Pier to Third Beach. Thank you to the volunteers that manage the program and Tom for delivering the samples...
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Come join us tonight at the Portsmouth Town Council Public Hearing at 7pm at the Portsmouth Town Hall on 2200 E Main Road, Portsmouth, RI to help us ban the bag! Together we are making a commitment to reduce single-use...
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Clean Ocean Access is hosting a beach cleanup at Gull Cove in Portsmouth on Saturday, February 3rd from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Our beach cleanups are family friendly, no prior registration required. Be sure to dress warmly for the...
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The Aquidneck Island Trash Skimmers, made possible by funding from 11th Hour Racing, have removed 90 balloons from the ocean since June 5, 2017. Of those 90 balloons, 75 were removed by the two Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers! Balloons generally...
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Throwback to November of 2006 when we hosted a presentation called “Stop The Rain” to assist the community efforts to reduce rainwater inflow to the local sewer system. Today, we continue to advocate the correction of improper stormwater drainage and...
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We are excited to be part of the 40 amazing organizations receiving funds from the 2017 Rhode Island Foundation Newport County Fund! Clean Ocean Access received a grant of $7,500 for the Aquidneck Island Experiential Environmental Education (AIEEE) initiative that...
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Monitoring water quality is extremely important to protect public health, and a healthy ocean is important so everyone can continue to enjoy their favorite ocean activities. Big thank you to our awesome volunteers who have collected water samples from Van Zandt Pier every...
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Okeniyi (HM3) has been volunteering with Clean Ocean Access since January, 2017, working to improve ocean health and inspiring others to change their behaviors. Every Saturday the team collects four water samples at Oliphant Lane, Forrest Avenue, Aquidneck Park, and...
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The Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers, made possible by funding from 11th Hour Racing, removed many plastic bags from the harbor. We can take part in solving this problem by choosing reusable bags! Here are a few ideas about how we...
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In Portsmouth, Clean Ocean Access monitors 17 locations where we serve to protect, preserve, and maintain public access to the shoreline to afford people the opportunity to enjoy recreational activities such as sailing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, surfing or walking along...
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In Middletown, we have four public access locations where we are seeking volunteers to monitor. Twice monthly, the volunteer visits each site(s) and provides us with a survey of the area, documenting presence of people, trash/graffiti, access/erosion, and vandalism. Monitoring...
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Our Brenton Point State Park cleanup event on Ocean Drive was a huge success. The weather was near freezing, and the wind was bone chilling as it blew off the ocean, but 60 dedicated volunteers managed to gather and remove...
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Our updated waiver is now available, and it is good for the entire year. Please feel free to download the document, update, and bring to any event. We will also have them at all events. Thank you very much!  ...
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Clean Ocean Access is seeking one volunteer to perform Nitrogen and Phosphorus water chemistry tests for previously collected water samples from the watershed. Testing will be conducted on a flexible schedule approximately one-hour per week, any day between Monday-Friday, at...
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Volunteers of COA beach clean-ups have picked up over 10,000 plastic bags. Board members have received nothing but positive feedback regarding the plan to ban the use of plastic bags across Aquidneck Island. After Barrington initiated the plastic bag ban,...
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Clean Ocean Access is helped by volunteers from KVH Industries in efforts to clean up Purgatory Chasm. Bags filled up quickly with litter such as cigarette butts, candy wrappers, bottles, and other misc. items. The team did an amazing job...
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The stormwater contamination issue has been improved, but not solved. A federal grant has been issued to put plans into motion in combating this issue. Who is ready for the next step? We are!...
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Check out this New York Times video on the water quality issues facing Newport.  Aging sewer systems and urban storm runoff are two of the worst sources of water pollution in the United States. Great progress has been made in...
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We have a minor glitch on the site and it says 12-2 for today. All cleanups are 10-12! Get out there and connect with nature, T H A N K Y O U ! ! !...
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