Our Earth Day cleanup proved to have a positive impact at Marine Avenue Beach and surrounding areas along the Cliff Walk in Newport. In less than two hours, 91 volunteers removed 260 pounds of marine debris. Our efforts were not...
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Within four months, the Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers removed 88 pieces of single-use cutlery from the Harbor. One simple way to reduce marine debris and improve ocean health is to choose reusable cutlery as oppose to disposable forks, knives, and...
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We have received a grant for $66,370 from 11th Hour Racing to implement two trash skimmers on Aquidneck Island, and to create a strategic plan for additional locations around the State of Rhode Island! In partnership with 11th Hour Racing,...
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Many plastic bottles have made their way into Newport Harbor, and were removed by the Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers.. A simple way to become part of solving this problem is to drink from reusable bottles. Reusing is better for the environment...
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Join us at Jane Picken’s Theatre on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:30PM for the film “A Plastic Ocean.” We are sponsoring this screening along with St. Michael’s Country Day School! Come enjoy this adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of...
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Okeniyi (HM3) has been volunteering with Clean Ocean Access since January, 2017, working to improve ocean health and inspiring others to change their behaviors. Every Saturday the team collects four water samples at Oliphant Lane, Forrest Avenue, Aquidneck Park, and...
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The Saltwater Edge Season Kick Off begins April 20-23, Thursday-Sunday. We are stoked to be a part of celebrating the kickoff of a sport that relies on a healthy ocean. The Saltwater Edge will be selling raffle tickets and all...
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*Rescheduled* The Newport County Board of Realtors is hosting “A Beautiful View”- an art auction to support Newport County’s Land & Sea on Thursday, April 27th at The Atlantic Resort in Middletown. 100% of the proceeds benefits the Aquidneck Land Trust’s...
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Join Clean Ocean Access, 11thHour Racing, and the City of Newport for launch of the 2nd season of the Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers (NHTS). A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at Perrotti Park in Downtown Newport on Friday, April 21...
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Thursday, April 18th at Middletown Town Hall, a second public meeting will be held to discuss the Onsite Wastewater Management Plan (OWMP). The purpose for developing the OWMP for the Town of Middletown is to ensure the proper management of...
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We are hosting a beach cleanup at Corys Lane in Portsmouth on Saturday, April 15 from 12p.m. to 2p.m. In partnership with Fort Adams, all volunteers will receive free passes to tour historic Fort Adams State Park. You will also...
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Majority of the foam pollution removed by the Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers (NHTS) consisted of foam cups and foam food containers. There are many easy ways to become part of solving the problem of foam pollution. Here are just a...
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Celebrate Earth Month by supporting Clean Ocean Access! Check out these new bracelets by Seaheather Studio. Receive this 100% silver bracelet for a small donation, and feel proud to show that you support a vision of a healthy ocean that...
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Thank you to the volunteers! The water quality monitoring on the Maidford River is off to a great start despite the brutal weather that has occurred on nearly every Saturday since the program started. The volunteers collect 4 samples on Saturday, and another...
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Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd, join together with Clean Ocean Access as we venture off the island to Providence for the March for Science to demonstrate our passion for science and sound a call to support and safeguard the scientific...
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We are hosting a beach cleanup at Fort Adam’s State Park in Newport on Saturday, April 8 from 12p.m. to 2p.m. Clean Ocean Access has partnered with Fort Adams for the month of April’s Earth Month cleanups and all participants will...
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The Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers, made possible by funding from 11th Hour Racing, removed many plastic bags from the harbor. We can take part in solving this problem by choosing reusable bags! Here are a few ideas about how we...
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Clean Ocean Access’ 2016 Clean Report has been published! Our Clean Report highlights results from our Clean Program from 2006-2016, through efforts of our community volunteers dedicated to eliminating marine debris to improve ocean health. With participation of over 7,600...
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The Newport Jerky Company voluntarily eliminated single-use plastic bags at both of their locations in Newport and Downtown Newport. We are stoked to see this local small business make the conscious decision to eliminate plastic carryout bags for the sake the...
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Clean Ocean Access is grateful to announce that all 50 public access locations that we monitor on Aquidneck Island are covered by volunteers! It truly is an amazing effort by our community, with some volunteers monitoring as many as 12...
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Clean Ocean Access is kicking off Earth Month with a watershed cleanup at Bailey’s Brook in Middletown on Saturday, April 1 from 12p.m. to 2p.m. Kick start your spring cleaning outside, with like-minded individuals who are working together to achieve...
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The Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers (NHTS) had a busy 2016! They removed debris such as miscellaneous plastic, foam, cigarettes/filters, food containers and beverage bottles. After taking the winter off, the skimmers are heading back into the water on April 14....
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We are looking for individuals who love photography to document all that we do to eliminate marine debris from the shoreline, improve water quality for permanent year-round clean water, and work to protect, preserve and maintain shoreline access for residents...
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Great news! Cumberland Farms on Broadway in Newport has eliminated single-use plastic bags as part of the voluntary compliance with the bag ordinance that goes in effect on November 1! The store now has 3 different size paper bags, and their...
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A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 28th at the Newport Public Library from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meeting is to bring about community awareness of the impact of Stormwater Pathogens to promote Green Infrastructure. The...
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