World Oceans Day


Come join Clean Ocean Access in our 3rd annual World Oceans Day event! The celebration will take place at Easton’s Beach Rotunda and will have live music, a catered dinner and the presentation of the third “CLEAN OCEAN ACCESS MISSION2.OCEAN AWARD” to an outstanding COA volunteer. Prior to the event, there will be a clean up at Easton’s (First) Beach! The cleanup and fundraiser are both in celebration of the international World Oceans Day event and to promote COA’s goals of eliminating marine debris, improving coastal water quality and protecting and preserving shoreline access. See you there!

Event Details 

Date: June, 6th 2019

When: 6pm-9pm. (Beach Clean-up from 4pm-5pm). 

Where: Easton’s Beach Rotunda – 175 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840


  • To fuel Clean Ocean Access initiatives into the future
  • To promote local environmental stewardship
  • To be a part of a local initiative that supports a larger global movement
  • To engage the community in marine debris removal and prevention


It is with great pleasure that we are able to give the third “CLEAN OCEAN ACCESS MISSION2.OCEAN AWARD” (in memory of Michael Anthony Brown, founder of Packaging 2.0 and COA supporter) to another outstanding COA volunteer. The physical award was created on a plastic brick made by the solar kiln created by 5 Gyres founder Marcus Eriksen. Michael sailed on the 5 Gyres cruises with his family and friends several times and these experiences led to the creation of the solar kiln to re-purpose plastic marine debris that ends up on remote islands that lack waste management infrastructure. The idea was to turn the plastic into bricks via the power of the sun, and use the bricks to builds homes. Last year we awarded the MISSION2.OCEAN AWARD to Marty Casey, a symbol of Michael’s vision, and we are excited to award it to another amazing volunteer!

Additional details

  • Public parking is available at Easton’s Beach
  • We are excited to announce that we will be providing a silent auction with items from local stores
  • Live music as well!

Thank you to our 2019 Event and Auction Sponsors!

Interested in becoming a 2019 World Oceans Day sponsor?

For sponsorship inquiries please contact Clean Ocean Access.