COA and ALT to Host “Land and Sea” Coastal Cleanup at Fort Adams

Middletown, RI. – March 7, 2018 – A community cleanup to prepare Fort Adams State Park for the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race is planned as a collaborative effort between two local non-profit environmental groups, Clean Ocean Access (“COA”) and Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”). The event, to be held Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, is sponsored by The Roberts Group at Morgan Stanley. Volunteers of all ages are invited to join the effort, which will focus on collecting litter in the open spaces around the park’s historic fort and three beaches. Participants are asked to check in at the registration desk inside the original Sail Newport building at the end of the eastern parking lot in Fort Adams State Park. For complete details visit here

RIMTA Skimmer Article

It is no secret that marine debris accumulation in our oceans has become a huge problem. However, this is a solvable problem! Clean Ocean Access operates four trash skimmers in Rhode Island. Check out this awesome article in RIMTA News by Jim Ewing! http://rimta.org/index.php/2018/02/18/marine-debris/

Thank you to Susan Daly for being a champion supporter of COA and providing the path for this article to come together.

Middletown Cleanup with Woodsy

Join us on February 24 at Surfers End of Sachuest Beach for our annual winter cleanup of 2nd beach, 3rd beach, all 10 shoreline access points, and the roadways along the way. Special appearance by Woodsy Owl and always hot coffee from Empire Tea & Coffee. No registration required, dress for the weather, family friendly, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Skip the Straw

Students from Aquidneck Elementary School pledged to “Skip the Straw” following presentations from Clean Ocean Access in their science classes. They resolved to stop the use of plastic straws in their cafeteria after learning about the impacts of this single-use item our oceans and marine life. Learning staggering statistics such as one million marine animals being killed by plastics in our oceans inspired the students to ask what they could do to help. Last year, our trash skimmers collected 659 plastic straws thanks to 11th Hour Racing!

Small changes like this can make a big impact. National “Skip the Straw Day” is coming up on February 24th. Will you pledge to skip the straw?