On Saturday, Nov. 5, COA volunteers removed 1,332 pounds of debris from Taylors Lane in Little Compton, Rhode Island. Items that made of the majority of debris was fishing nets, traps, plastic bottles, food wrappers, balloons and plastic bags.
Items of interest included nearly 100 shoes that washed up from a barge that lost cargo over two decades ago! We are still finding debris from the shipping containers that sank in the Sakonnet River.
Since 2010, Clean Ocean Access has hosted eight cleanup events at Taylors Lane. Volunteers have removed over 8,000 pounds of debris from this location. Our mission is to inspire prevention to improve ocean health, and encourage everyone to take action today so future generations can enjoy ocean activities.