Water Water Everywhere!

2014_10_22_ALT_Water_panel_discussionWe are expecting a full house tomorrow evening for the Water Water Everywhere Panel Discussion. If you would like to help out with the information table for COA, get in touch with us at info@cleanoceanaccess.org Thank you!

Green Infrastructure Coalition

2014_10_21_gic_compositeYesterday the Green Infrastructure Coalition (GIC is a bunch of organizations including Clean Ocean Access) went on a tour of downtown Newport near Discover Newport and the lower point section and reviewed some upcoming projects, historical docks, land that should be preserved, homes that have been lifted and talked about storm water, waste water and sea-level rise. No one has the answer, but we believe the answer will come by people talking with each other and so we are happy to be part of the GIC. Our involvement in GIC takes a little bit from our OCEAN and WATERSHED and ACCESS programs and brings it together as part of the Green Infrastructure Initiative. Thanks to Lauren and Meg for making it happen and all the folks that came out on a rather nice Tuesday afternoon! If you want to get involved, contact us. Thanks!

Aquidneck Island Organizations Join Forces

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Here is a great article in an excellent online news source about Clean Ocean Access and Aquidneck Island Watershed Council –> Article┬áIf you would like to get involved with this program (hands-on activities on weekends, education components with schools, analysis of data, grant writing for future goals and objectives) please contact us at info@cleanoceanaccess.org. If you would like to join the ECORI newsletter service, feel free to use this link.

 

NOAA marine debris art contest

2014_10_20_NOAA_art_contestThere is an art contest hosted by NOAA that is right in line with our Marine Debris Program at Clean Ocean Access. The deadline is November 17th and we are happy to help engage the kids with a cleanup so they could be part of this contest. Give us a shout if you would like to explore a way to weave this into upcoming events and get the community (kids up to 8th grade) involved in the contest. More information about the contest can be found at: http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/outreach/artcontest.html