Take a deep breath of clean, fresh air at beaches and parks across Aquidneck Island this summer. Thanks to our awesome volunteers that performed cleanups and collected data about the litter they found around Aquidneck Island, these locations have remained...
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We are pleased to officially introduce Megan Carvalho, as the COA Communications Coordinator! Megan lives in Little Compton and has always spent time on Aquidneck Island, enjoying the natural resources and riding goofy foot at 2nd Beach. In the fall...
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Planting trees is a simple way to improve ocean health because they absorb an abundance of stormwater. One crabapple tree absorbs up to 292 gallons of water per year! Trees act as a barrier, absorbing stormwater that would normally run off...
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Monitoring water quality year-round is vital to protecting human health. Over a period of eight years, our citizen science volunteers have collected 423 water samples from Easton’s Point! Easton’s Point is more remotely located compared to Easton’s Beach, and it...
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Get your tickets right HERE and celebrate World Oceans Day with us! There are hundreds of events happening all over the world, and we want to invite you to our celebration right here in Newport! Following a beach cleanup at Easton’s Beach,...
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Magellan Healthcare not only focuses on the health and well-being of their clients, but they are impacting the health of their environment. On May 16, 2017, an energetic team of 34 volunteers participated in our flexible cleanup program and covered...
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We teamed up with U.S. Sailing who were eager to participate in our flexible cleanup program on May 10, 2017. Within two hours, they removed 115 pounds of marine debris from the shoreline at Weaver Cove in Portsmouth. Much of...
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You’re invited to join us on June 8th at Easton’s Beach, and be a part of a worldwide celebration of World Oceans Day. There are hundreds of events happening around the world and we are hosting on right here in Newport! Tickets...
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Since 2008, our citizen science volunteers have collected 421 weekly water samples from Easton’s Beach. Bacteria levels were more frequently elevated during warmer months, however elevated levels did occur year-round. Over a period of eight years, 112 of our samples...
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You can improve ocean health by reducing stormwater runoff with permeable pavers in your driveway. They will mimic the way natural land absorbs water, which will slow down stormwater on its way to storm drains and streams. As the pavers...
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Our Board of Directors welcomed Jon Burr to take his seat in February! Since Jon joined the COA Board of Directors, he has become involved with programming, marine debris data analytics, and event planning. He has a BS in Business...
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We are kicking off another season of summertime, After5 beach cleanups at Second Beach. Beginning on May 31 at 5 p.m. we will be hosting beach cleanups every Wednesday at Second Beach, “Surfer’s End,” until the last Wednesday in August....
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Join us on World Ocean’s Day, June 8th at the Rotunda Ballroom at Easton’s Beach, for a fundraiser to benefit Clean Ocean Access in honor of Michael Brown. We will begin by hosting a beach cleanup at Easton’s Beach at...
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Citizen science volunteers have collected 389 weekly water samples over an eight-year period from Ruggles Avenue as part of our water quality monitoring program. Of the 389 water samples, 32 of them had elevated levels of bacteria that occurred at...
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Our Board of Directors welcomed Barbara Frost to take her seat on February 27, 2017. Barbara joined the COA Board of Directors in 2017 and involved with office administration, finance, and event planning. She has a AS in accounting from...
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Installing a rain garden on your property is a simple way to reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality. A raingarden collects stormwater runoff from your roof, driveway, and lawn, where it is absorbed by deep rooted plants. The plants...
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The food pantry at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center has stopped offering plastic bags! We met with Alyson Novick as she happily accepted 50 reusable bags to add momentum to their “bring your bag” initiative! We are...
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The headline read, “Surfers dive into science,” as this article explains the events leading up to our year-round water quality testing program. Many people volunteered to collect weekly water samples because they wanted to ensure clean water for their children...
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You can begin improving ocean health right in your own backyard by installing a rain barrel at the end of your downspout. This will reduce storm water runoff from your property, which reduces the amount of sediment and pollutants that...
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Monitoring water quality is extremely important to protect public health, and a healthy ocean is important so everyone can continue to enjoy their favorite ocean activities. Big thank you to our awesome volunteers who have collected water samples from Van Zandt Pier every...
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Check out “Proximity” Surf Movie for a one-night premier showing on May 7th at Jane Picken’s Theater! Featuring Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Rob Machado and more, the film pairs surfing’s living legends with today’s most progressive young surfers. Directed by...
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At our annual meeting on February 27th, our Board of Directors welcomed Kara DiCamillo to take her seat, effective immediately. Kara is involved with marketing, communications, and event planning. She has a BA in Public Relations with a minor in...
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Join us in celebrating World Ocean’s Day, June 8th at the Rotunda Ballroom at Easton’s Beach. We will begin by hosting a beach cleanup at Easton’s Beach at 4 p.m., followed by food and drink in the Rotunda Ballroom. Let...
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Just two weeks before Earth Month, we hosted a cleanup event at Pheasant Drive Beach in Portsmouth. With the help of 144 incredible volunteers, we removed 953 pounds of debris! We found fishing line, deflated balloons, plastic bottles, food wrappers,...
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In August 2006, the Newport Daily News ran this story about how surfers in Newport and Middletown were sick of being cut off from the beaches, being told they can’t go in the water because it is polluted, and of...
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