Posts filed under: Splashcetera

Volunteers are protecting public access to the shoreline

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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Seeking volunteers to monitor public access locations in Middletown

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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Results from coastline cleanup at Brenton Point State Park

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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2017 Waivers

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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Watershed Testing Volunteer Opportunity

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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Ban the bag proposal receives positive feedback

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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Litter Patrol

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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Federal Grant Secured

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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Clean Water

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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Beach cleanup cancelled

Hello The cleanup scheduled for Saturday December 12th is cancelled. Stay tuned for our complete 2016 schedule of events. Our 1st cleanup in 2016 is on January 2nd at Easton’s Beach at 12PM. Thank you!...
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Cleanups at 10-12 today

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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Volunteers needed for Surf Fest, this Saturday! Thank you

Surf Fest is a few days away and we are looking for volunteers to help share our message at the COA booth and with sustainability efforts. If you can help for 1 or 2 or 3 hours, please contact us...
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Please take good care

On June 25th we continued our AFTER5 beach cleanups at 2nd Beach, thanks to Carol and Bert running the show. This week in just 30 minutes we found an incredible amount of Del’s straws, food wrappers and miscellaneous paper. Think...
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Access, the most important program of them all!

On June 15th we attended the Middletown Town Council meeting to hear the 1st reading of the no-smoking ordinance and to stay current with the comments about Pebble Beach. We monitor the rights of way 2 times per month and...
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Breathe easier…

On June 17th we attended the cliff walk commission meeting and reviewed everything from 500K maintenance projects, fencing issues, green infrastructure, test dates for drilling, the status of the sewer pipes on Ruggles Avenue, economic impact study working with Salve,...
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Thompson Red Carpet!

On June 15th we were honored to be a part of the 2nd annual Inny AWards for Thompson Middle School at the Jane Pickens’ Theatre. The films the children created about local issues were amazing, the energy level was thru...
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Newport Waves

On June 17th we participated in the Newport Waves Kick-off event. You’ll see this around town really soon and it is all about public safety for all forms of transportation.  Making our island a safe place to travel goes hand...
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Beach SAMP Coalition of Community Leaders

On June 16th we attended our first meeting as a member of the Beach SAMP Coalition of Community Leaders. This group will work together to make sure we develop the right policies and guidelines for protecting our shorelines. There are...
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RI Rivers Council

On June 16th we attended the DEM RI Rivers Council meeting in Providence. The focus of the meeting that was of special interest to us was the protection and restoration of our drinking water supply sources (both surface and groundwater)...
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Clean air and clean water

We need clean air (smoke-free) and we need clean water! The last cesspool (an underground container for the temporary storage of liquid waste and sewage) was built in Rhode was in 1968, for good reason… they leak sewage into our...
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3 days later

Last week was the first rain event in a while and over 3 days later the bacteria levels from Easton’s Stream and also far away at Easton’s Point were still elevated. We want to do more work to find the...
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Joe Would Go

Another great Joe Would Go Waterstop this morning for the Newport10Miler with a great group of volunteers and an action packed water transfer!  ...
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3 communities in 3 days…

O n Wednesday we did a beach cleanup at Easton’s Beach (Newport), followed by a beach cleanup at Sachuest Beach (Middletown) on Thursday and then we did a shoreline access check at CFP (Portsmouth) on Friday as part of our...
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walking away…

The only footsteps on the beach when it is closed due to water quality are people walking to the sign and then heading back home (such as this past week at the Atlantic Beach Club pictured here). We are actively...
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power up!

Taking good care of our watersheds means being involved in active topics such as the 5-year National Grid project to upgrade the power lines on Aquidneck Island. Precious land within our watershed is already filled with power lines and we...
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