Posts filed under: Clean

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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We will be hosting our final After5 cleanup at Second Beach on Wednesday, August 30 from 5p.m. to 6p.m.! Thank you to all of our awesome volunteers who made these events possible throughout the summer, as we improved shoreline and...
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Since the last Wednesday in May, we have hosted 10 weekly After5 beach cleanups every Wednesday night, rain or shine, at Sachuest Beach (Surfer’s End) in Middletown. In the past 10 consecutive weeks, we have removed a total of 326...
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We want nothing more than for people to visit Aquidneck Island and enjoy all of the incredible things that make it such a desirable waterfront destination. That is why we couldn’t be more enthusiastic about having a trash skimmer installed...
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KVH Industries has been participating in our flexible cleanup program since June of 2016 and have done an incredible job promoting environmental stewardship with their presence at Purgatory Chasm. A team of different resources head out to the beautiful rocky...
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The Clean Ocean Access Team loves getting the Aquidneck Island community involved in our After5 summer beach cleanups at Second Beach. We have been hosting them every Wednesday at 5 P.M. since May 31st and in the month of June...
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Aquidneck Island is residence to 50 public shoreline access points, 17 of which are located along the shoreline in the north and northeastern areas of Portsmouth, bordering the Sakonnet River. Our team is committed to working with the Town of...
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Our summer interns were looking forward to teaming up with middle school students attending a summer program at Portsmouth Abbey to take a trip down to the Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers. We had the opportunity to educate the group about...
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While writing fruits and vegetables on your 4th of July shopping list, be sure to include a friendly reminder to shop with your reusable bag! Most fruits and vegetables are already packaged by nature and will be just fine without...
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We were eager to work with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center when they reached out to us concerning banning the use of plastic bags, so we happily provided the center with reusable shopping bags. Subsequently, without realizing...
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While inviting guests to your 4th of July party, ask them to bring their own reusable cup or glass for beverages. Try to skip plastic cups and reduce single use waste during the biggest cookout holiday of the year. Additionally,...
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Don’t forget to add recycling to your to-do list this 4th of July! Be sure to place a few clearly marked recycling bins in different locations around your property so guests will be reminded to recycle instead of throwing away...
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What better way to come together to care for our community and keep our access points clean than by teaming up with our neighbors? That is exactly what Portsmouth resident Sheila McEntee has admirably taken upon herself to do. Sheila...
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We were thrilled to team up with 200 Middletown High School freshman students from The Anchor Academy to participate in a two hour clean up of Third Beach, Hanging Rock Road, Gardiner Pond and Second Beach. Despite the dreary weather,...
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