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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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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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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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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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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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We work hard year-round to protect and preserve shoreline access for residents and visitors to enjoy their favorite ocean activities, including kayaking! We monitor all 50 public rights of way on Aquidneck Island, where volunteers perform monthly clean ups and...
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The Newport Marathon is this weekend! If you haven’t already signed up to volunteer, there is still time! We are seeking volunteers to join us for coffee at Easton’s beach while we protect the dunes, coordinate recycling efforts, and most...
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Volunteers in our flexible cleanup program are committed to performing monthly assessments of your favorite coastal walking trails. They are dedicated to cleaning litter and marine debris from popular locations, such as Sachuest Point, Third Beach, and numerous public rights...
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Thanks to our citizen science volunteers, we are able to collect weekly water samples and test nutrient levels in the Maidford River and the Bailey’s Brook Watershed. Here are this week’s results!...
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Over 50 volunteers attended our beach cleanup last Saturday, and removed a total of 624 pounds of marine debris from Pheasant Drive beach in Portsmouth. It was a great effort by our community and the Portsmouth Community Service Club. Thank...
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Sailors encounter many forms of marine debris as they trim and ease around the globe. Our volunteers work hard year-round to try to eliminate litter from the shoreline before it becomes marine debris, in hopes that it will positively impact...
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There was a great turnout for our beach cleanup at Easton’s Beach in Newport on Saturday, Sept. 16! Despite the weather on this particularly cloudy day, over 100 volunteers of all ages participated in the coastal cleanup and removed 143...
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We are hosting a beach cleanup at Pheasant Drive Beach in Portsmouth on Saturday, September 23 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Our events are family friendly and we welcome volunteers of all ages. Everyone will be treated to hot...
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Everyone deserves to enjoy surfing in a healthy ocean that is free of marine debris. As the Atlantic Ocean comes alive during this hurricane season we can truly appreciate and reap the benefits of our year-round environmental efforts as we...
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A public hearing is scheduled at the Jamestown Town Hall on Monday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. on the proposed ordinance to eliminate plastic bags in the Town of Jamestown. We encourage residents of all ages to attend and voice...
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We are hosting Green Drinks at our office located at 23 Johnny Cake Hill Road, in Middletown, R.I. on Thursday, October 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) will take us on a tour of...
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On September 2, we worked beside Lemons Aid at the Aquidneck Growers Market to promote reusable cups, and encourage everyone to BYOC: Bring Your Own Cup! Laura Reaper of Lemons Aid raised $350 for Clean Ocean Access while promoting environmental...
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