Join us at Perrotti Park in Newport on Friday, September 29 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. to learn more about how the City of Newport is trying to clean up marine debris with the Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers, made...
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Here is the first set of water quality results, post beach season! Since 2006, Clean Ocean Access volunteers collect water samples every Thursday morning, which are delivered to the Rhode Island Department of Health, to monitor for elevated bacteria levels....
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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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The latest results from our weekly watershed tests, monitored and collected year-round by our citizen science volunteers dedicated to improving watershed health on Aquidneck Island.  ...
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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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Photographer and videographer John Harrington, of Newport, raised nearly $3,000 at his ‘Under Pressure’ gallery opening at Caleb & Broad on August 30! Thank you to Rich at Caleb & Broad for providing hors d’oeuvres and an amazing venue to...
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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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We will be joining Lemon’s Aid at the Aquidneck Grower’s Market at Newport Vineyards & Winery on Saturday, September 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be working beside Lemon’s Aid to promote reusable cups, and encourage everyone...
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Tonight! We are stoked to be the event beneficiary of the “Under Pressure” gallery opening tonight at Caleb & Broad in Newport from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.! Underwater photographer and videographer John Harrington will display footage from freediving expeditions,...
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We are stoked to be the event beneficiary for “Under Pressure” gallery opening, on Wednesday, August 30 at Caleb & Broad in Newport, hosted by photographer and videographer John Harrington. A suggested $20 entry donation will benefit Clean Ocean Access!...
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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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As our access program pledges to protect, preserve, and expand public shoreline access for residents and visitors, we are seeking to adopt public rights-of-way in the Town of Portsmouth, designated by the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). We have...
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Our team visited the Potter League Camp on August 15 where we educated 17 students about water pollution in the watershed, and simple ways that they can improve ocean health. We discussed different types of pollution such as oil/chemicals, large...
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Clean Ocean Access (COA) proudly announces the selection of its new Director of Development, Elena T. Kissel, who officially started on July 21, 2017. Elena will be guiding all fundraising initiatives and developing new relationships to build the visibility, impact,...
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We are proud to be one of five charitable partners for the Newport Marathon. We are seeking runners who believe in our mission to run on behalf of Clean Ocean Access, and raise funds to fuel our year-round environmental programs....
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We are looking for volunteers to assist in managing an information table for Clean Ocean Access at the 43rd Annual Harvest Fair at the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, 2107. This opportunity involves...
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For five weeks, COA worked with about 50 kids that attended Camp G.R.E.A.T. at the Boys and Girls Clubs in Newport. Zoe, our environmental science intern, created five unique lesson plans centered around the theme of water pollution. The kids...
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We are excited to announce fall internships available for environmental science, communications and marketing, and environmental education. Fall internships are eligible for course credit upon approval from your college or university. Since January 2016 we have invested in the next generation of...
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