Great job team Amica!

Every volunteer makes a huge positive impact and we are thrilled to have had Amica leading by example. We had 2 goals for this summer (cleaning all rights of way, and providing more access to Melville Park). Now we look forward to keeping it going, for months and years to come. Thank you Amica!

Video right here!

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Last month over 50 of our employees volunteered with Clean Ocean Access to clean up beaches and a local park in Rhode Island. As a result of their efforts over 2,000 pounds of debris was collected!

Posted by Amica Mutual Insurance Co. on Friday, August 24, 2018

Environmental Sailing Tour of Newport Harbor

Environmental Sailing Tour of Newport Harbor! Enjoy a sail on the Adirondack II on August 14 or August 28, learn more about the work Clean Ocean Access is doing in and around Aquidneck Island, and 20% of ticket sales goes to our local environment efforts so that future generations can enjoy ocean activities. Get your tickets right here to support COA!

Water Quality Update

“What gets measured, gets managed” is a great way of understanding the importance of our weekly water quality monitoring program. 15 volunteers work together each week to provide this invaluable data, and as shown, unfortunately, there are some elevated bacteria levels in our local waters. We are going to start a new effort with some guidance from the EPA to perform “source tracking” to determine if the bacteria is coming from humans or animals. Neither is good, but if it human waste, then it means we have to escalate the problem for timely resolution.

Education Report

The summer education events are upon us and we are super excited to share with everyone the results of the past five years of our hands-on education activities and results. It is amazing to see that what started as single event has become an effort that has educated thousands of students across Aquidneck island and beyond! Thank you to all the volunteers, donors, family foundations, staff and partner organizations that have allowed us to foster environmentally responsibility for the next generation of ocean enthusiasts!