Sweatshirts just in time for the holidays!

2014_12_11_sweatshirtsA limited batch of the first-ever Clean Ocean Access sweatshirts should be arriving and available for sale on December 22nd, just in time for last minute holiday shopping. We will have kids, women’s and men’s sizes and styles in 2 colors. The sweatshirt material is perfect for all-seasons for a cool summer night, an average Fall day or part of a layered approach for the deep winter!

Water sampling opportunities

2014_12_10_water_sampling_opportunitiesBe a part of our efforts for permanent year-round clean water, a healthy marine ecosystem and watershed by exploring the possibility of joining our water sampling team. Making the right decisions and building the best relationships with local/state/federal officials involves regular water quality testing, timely identification of point and nonpoint source pollutants, and effective remediation. We have 3 (three) great programs running right now and if you can find the time to get involved, we would welcome your help. Contact us via email at info@cleanoceanaccess.org Thank you.

9th Annual Hull Cove Cleanup Results

2014_12_06_Hull_Cove_resultsClean Ocean Access (COA) performed their 9th annual COA Hull Cove coastal cleanup in Jamestown Rhode Island and 37 people removed 956 pounds of small to medium size marine debris as part of their Marine Debris Solutions Lifecycle Project (MDSLP). Since the inception of this annual event on the first Saturday in December, the total effort of 320 volunteers have removed 9,212 pounds of small to medium size marine debris from this shoreline.  Despite the abundance of rain in the forecast we were fortunate to find a 2-hour window to get to the shoreline and do our part to improve ocean health. A great team effort including little kids and adults took us one step closer to removing 100% of the older marine debris from the shoreline and coastal vegetation. There was an area that we’ve worked on for 3 years that had bottles and cans from the 70’s and 80’s and we are feeling really good that it is a thing of the past.” “Sincere appreciation to the Jamestown Police for allowing for some additional parking spots during the effort, Empire Tea & Coffee for providing hot coffee, RPMS for creating awesome signs & posters, and a big THANK YOU to Narragansett Café for hosting the cleanup crew afterwards and providing excellent clam chowder and chili!

9th annual Hull Cove Cleanup today!

2009_12_05_compositeTreat the water that falls as rain as a gift that is fit to drink, and treat our coastline that provides us so much enjoyment as something to protect forever! Today is our 9th annual coastal cleanup at Hull Cove in Jamestown, it might be a little wet but we’ve been there in the rain (picture from 2009) and it’s a great way to get outside today, meet some like-minded folks and let life slow down just for a few moments and connect with nature on a really cool stretch of coastline. See you at 12!

Job posting for Marine folks!

Marine Research Associate III

Responsible for providing substantial technical and research support for the Coastal Resource Center’s (CRC) national, regional and local coastal and watershed management efforts. Position is full-time and is limited to 11-28-2015, with extension contingent on funding. Visit the URI jobs website at: https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for job posting # (6001699).  Please attach (PDF) the following 3 documents to your electronic application: (#1) cover letter, (#2) resume which includes the names and contact information for three references, and (#3) a 5-page writing sample. Applications will close January 2, 2015. Only online applications will be accepted.  The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups members are encouraged to apply.