Max Kraimer is now performing his 2nd intern with us after a very successful summer intern where he hosted over 15 marine debris removal events and performed detailed analysis of the performance of the New England Boatworks trash skimmer. He...
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The Aquidneck Island Trash Skimmers, made possible by funding from 11th Hour Racing, have removed 561 straws and stirrers from the ocean since June 5, 2017. Straws have notoriously littered our shoreline and waterways for years. Consider skipping the straw...
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We are stoked to have Eric Full Photography supporting the mission of Clean Ocean Access and to have received $75, as a portion of the proceeds from the Pennfield School’s Educational Foundation Arts and Crafts Show on November 4, 2017....
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Weekly water quality results are in from our citizen science, water quality monitoring program, exclusively focused on Aquidneck Island. We test for bacteria that could potentially lead to beach closures, preventing us from enjoying our favorite ocean activities....
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Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table at Newport Hospital today. We had small posters to ignite conversations about reducing stormwater runoff, the bring your bag initiative, and eliminating balloon releases on Aquidneck Island. We are grateful for...
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Sophie Podlich is an avid sailor and a Senior at the University of Rhode Island working towards a Bachelor of Science of Marine Affairs. She quickly got involved with data analytics for marine debris found this summer in the Aquidneck...
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The ocean serves as a vast source of fun, and more importantly, food! Pollution affects the health of the ocean and all marine wildlife living within, including fish! We want to protect fishing by monitoring water quality year-round to ensure...
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Aside from testing for Nitrate and Phosphate levels, we now also test for salinity on a weekly basis! Hopefully these weekly tests will help us understand the impact of road salts in our watersheds. Here are your weekly results from...
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We hosted a beach cleanup at Weaver Cove on Saturday, Nov. 11. This was our seventh cleanup at Weaver Cove in Portsmouth since January 2017. Collectively, 29 volunteers removed 191 pounds of marine debris from this location. Since January 2017,...
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Kick off the holiday season at our annual Sip & Shop at J.McLaughlin on Bellevue Avenue in Newport on Saturday, November 18! Shop J.McLaughlin’s new Winter White Now arrivals, or prepare for the holidays with their chic Metallic Moments collection....
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Elizabeth Irr is a Senior at Roger Williams University working towards a double-major Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and Environmental Chemistry, with a minor in Psychology. Elizabeth joined our team in the Spring of 2017 working on detailed analysis...
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The Aquidneck Island Trash Skimmers, made possible by funding from 11th Hour Racing, have removed 3,586 food wrappers, containers, caps, and lids from the ocean since June, 2017. This proves that we can all protect ocean health simply by changing...
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We are hosting a beach cleanup at Weaver Cove in Portsmouth on Saturday, November 11 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Weaver Cove can be accessed from Burma Road in Portsmouth. Our events are family friendly and we welcome volunteers...
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In 2012 after Hurricane Sandy we found, for the first time, these small plastic discs, and kept finding them for several years. After research, we learned these are from sewage overflows in New Haven CT and Hooksett NH (2005 and...
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We ventured off Aquidneck Island for our annual beach cleanup at Taylor’s Lane in Little Compton. We gathered along the shoreline with 25 volunteers that removed 624 pounds of marine debris in two short hours! We look forward to our...
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Our citizen science volunteers collect weekly water samples from Aquidneck Island watersheds, and another volunteer tests the samples for nitrate and phosphate levels each week. Here are this week’s water quality results....
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Elizabeth Irr is a Senior at Roger Williams University working towards a double-major Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and Chemistry, with a minor in Psychology. Elizabeth joined our team in the Spring of 2017 working on detailed analysis of...
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We worked hard to make sure this additional fence was put in place so that the surfing and fishing community could easily get around the fence to enjoy ocean activities at Ruggles. Well, mother nature had different plans for the...
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What does community-based data-driven advocacy mean? It is all about connecting people with nature, with things they care about, keep track of the results, and using the data to influence change. When you get outside and find this kind of...
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Our citizen science volunteers collect weekly water samples to test for bacteria that might restrict ocean activities, such as swimming! Although swimming in the Atlantic in New England isn’t practical year-round, we continue to test water quality every week of...
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Today marks the first day that single-use plastic bags are officially eliminated from Newport and Middletown businesses. A huge step forward because of amazing people that acted so that future generations can enjoy ocean activities in a healthy ocean! In...
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Awesome! Over 90 people enjoyed the inaugural Hallowine event and together we raised $2,500 to advance our island-wide environmental stewardship to improve ocean health. Thank you! and thank you to Greenvale Vineyards for Hosting the event with great music by...
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Great team effort by the citizen science volunteers! This time of the year the team is out in the darkness collecting samples before the late sunrise. The bacteria levels were very elevated at Easton’s Stream and Bailey Brook, and elevated...
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Tonight! Celebrate Hallowine with us – a wine tasting fundraiser at Greenvale Vineyards on the Sakonnet River. All proceeds benefit our year-round environmental programs, including water quality monitoring, marine debris removal, shoreline access monitoring, and environmental education! Included is a...
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The Aquidneck Island Trash Skimmers, made possible by funding from 11th Hour Racing, have removed 543 single-use plastic bags from the ocean since June 2017. Based on this data, we can speculate that the average family accumulates 60 plastic bags...
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