Bonnie is one of our environmental science interns this summer and is helping advance our mission-based work. Bonnie is sophomore at University of New Hampshire studying environmental conservation and sustainability. She has helped with our weekly inspection of the trash...
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Okeniyi, pictured above in the middle holding the pole with the bottle, completed his final water collection as part of our weekly watershed monitoring of Bailey Brook. Okeniyi and two other volunteers from the Navy Hospital have done (and continue...
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The City of Newport is residence to 23 of the 50 public shoreline access points that we monitor on Aquidneck Island. With the help of 15 volunteers, we have collectively surveyed these locations over 50 times, over a combined 12.5-hour...
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Thank you to the City of Newport Public Services and Department of Utilities to quickly checking out the brown water at 40 Steps on July 7, reported to us by COA volunteer and supporter Kathy Lewis! There was recent landscaping...
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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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COA has invested our time and energy into 16 interns since January 2016 and we are glad to have Cole Tretter as part of our summer team. Cole interned with us during the past two semesters and he recently graduated...
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The New England Boatworks (NEB) Trash Skimmer has been fully operational, including signage, for just over a month now and has been highly effective at capturing floating surface debris, as diffusing oxygenated water back into the marine environment. The team...
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NewportFILM certainly did an outstanding job revealing the grim conditions of The Great Barrier Reef screening CHASING CORAL with support from 11th Hour Racing. The screening served as a reminder to all that attended that The Great Barrier Reef is...
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We can’t thank The Prout School surf team enough for taking it upon themselves to raise funds for Clean Ocean Access as we advance into summer. Through a combination of events including a dress down day, a beach cleanup and...
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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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We are excited to introduce Zoe Pagliaro as our environmental education intern for the summer! Education plays a huge role in fostering environmentally responsible behaviors and Zoe is particularly passionate when it comes to inspiring our youth and truly enjoys...
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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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We can’t thank everyone enough for coming out to Ragged Island Brewing Company on the 17th to support our efforts to keep the island and ocean we love free of marine debris and accessible to the community. Not only did...
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Looking for fresh ingredients for your big 4th of July cookout? Stop by the Newport Aquidneck Grower’s Market today between 2 P.M. and 6 P.M.! Support sustainable living by shopping local for your ingredients at this one stop shop on...
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As part of the Hasbro summer learning initiative, we are working alongside local organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club on a 5-week summer education program starting July 29! The summer camp titled Camp G.R.E.A.T is unique in that...
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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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Aquidneck Island is residence to 50 public shoreline access points, 10 of which are in The Town of Middletown. The Clean Ocean Access team is committed to working with the Town of Middletown to protect these public rights of way,...
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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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We are so excited to have worked with Empire Tea & Coffee on a reusable mug, and even more excited to share it with the community! No matter your drink of choice, hot or cold, enjoy discounted beverages in our...
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