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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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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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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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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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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In 2012 after Hurricane Sandy we found, for the first time, these small plastic discs, and kept finding them for several years. After research, we learned these are from sewage overflows in New Haven CT and Hooksett NH (2005 and...
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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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Today marks the first day that single-use plastic bags are officially eliminated from Newport and Middletown businesses. A huge step forward because of amazing people that acted so that future generations can enjoy ocean activities in a healthy ocean! In...
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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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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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Hallowine is one week away! Come celebrate and support our year-round environmental efforts at our Hallowine wine tasting fundraiser at Greenvale Vineyards! Enjoy tasting Greenvale’s fabulous estate wines, light hors d’oeuvres, and a live music duo by members of Los...
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In 16 days, the ordinance banning single-use plastic bags in Newport and Middletown will be in effect. We would like to make this transition easier for residents and visitors. If you re-use your single use plastic bags for things like...
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Celebrate the fall harvest with Clean Ocean Access at our Hallowine wine tasting fundraiser. Sip fabulous estate wines and enjoy tasty treats at Greenvale Vineyards on the Sakonnet River. All proceeds will benefit Clean Ocean Access various programs, including efforts...
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October starts the one-month countdown to the elimination of single use plastic bags in retail stores in Newport and Middletown. The first step to prepare is to be aware! The ordinance will be in full effect as of November 1,...
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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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Weekend beach cleanups are back this fall after a long summer of sun, surf, and swimming. We are hosting a beach cleanup on Saturday, September 16 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Easton’s Beach in Newport. Join us to...
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On a beautiful clear day at the beach, you can see the horizon and everything in between. On August 27 at South Shore beach in Little Compton, two objects were seen floating in the distance, reflecting the sun. As the...
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A public meeting will be held tonight at Portsmouth Town Hall from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss the creation of a draft ordinance to ban single use plastic bags in the Town of Portsmouth. We encourage the community...
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