Get Busy Living

Get_Busy_Living_Fund25 years ago we gave 100% of the proceeds of our annual winter party to our good friend Joe Caruso who was battling Lung Cancer. Although Joe is not with us physically, he found his purpose, to inspire and motivate people to ‘get busy living’ and that lives strong today, every day. Starting in 2015, our annual winter party will put 50% of the proceeds into the “Get Busy Living Fund (GBLF)” so that COA can give back to our volunteers when/if they are challenged with life threatening illnesses. COA has an incredibly journey ahead of us to remain sustainable in terms of paying the staff, but we will always make sure our roots remain strong and the GBLF is the right thing to do, we do it every day… Get Busy Living!

What does Resiliency mean to you?

ResilientNewportPoster (2)Are you interested in learning more about climate change in Rhode Island? Join us for a community meeting on the Resilient RI Act and Climate Change in Rhode Island at Emmanuel Church at 630PM on December 2nd.

Protecting rights of way as sea-level rises slowly…

2014_11_29_access_FOW_COAPublic access to the coastline is where ocean activities come to life, we are looking for several people to help with our 2015 monitoring program as we expand to include the 17 rights of way to the Newport Harbor in collaboration and partnership with Friends of the Waterfront. If you can visit a right of way 2 times per month (flexible schedule, anytime that works for you!) for about 15 minutes, fill out a survey sheet and send it back, then you are a perfect fit to join this program.  Get in touch with us at  Thank you!

Mahalo to the Ocean Team!

2014_11_25_oceanWhether you enjoy the peace and quiet of a walk on a healthy shoreline or recreation activities in clean water, we all live coastal inspired lives and must protect what we love. A big THANK YOU to the Clean Ocean Access water testing team.  In 2006 when we started this program there was nothing happening in terms of improving water quality on Aquidneck Island. Progress has been made, people are engaged, action is being taken and the COA volunteers are out there every week collecting samples.  Stay tuned for the 2014 annual report. We are partnering with Rogers High School students and the presentation in a few months will include a complete update on the 2015 EPA Water standards. THANK YOU!