World Oceans Day 2021: Life & Livelihood
World Oceans Day is on June 8, 2021. This holiday is an international celebration spearheaded by the UN to bring awareness to the importance of our oceans and the threats they face. This year’s theme is Life and Livelihood. We know we must come together to protect the marine resources we all rely on. As caretakers of our local coastlines, COA invites you to celebrate with us. Read on to see all the ways we are gathering, raising awareness, and making change on this important day.
Summer Grand Prize Raffle
Our Grand Prize Summer Raffle is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered.
Art Contest: Life & Livelihood in the Ocean State
Help us bring World Oceans Day to life! Calling all Rhode Island artists to submit their depiction of Life & Livelihood in the Ocean State. We know our local artist community loves and draws creativity from the ocean. We want to see what living by the coast means to you. Thinking about your own experience and COA’s message of a clean, healthy ocean that is accessible to all, create a piece that shares the spirit of Life & Livelihood in the Ocean State and share it with us via the link below. The winning artist will also be awarded a prize of $500, thanks to the generosity of sponsor Stupell Home Décor.
Celebration Kickoff with Newport Mayor Napolitano &
Marina Trash Skimmer Dock Talks
She helped us kick off the celebration on Saturday, June 5 at 2pm in Perrotti Park in Newport. Meet Mayor Napolitano, then stay and tour our Newport Marina Trash Skimmer.
Ride the WAVE for COA
Weekend of Community Giving
Our Weekend of Community Giving ran Friday, June 4 through Sunday, June 6 at participating businesses. Support local shops, restaurants, and other participants while working for a clean, healthy ocean. Newport businesses gave a percentage of sales to COA throughout the weekend.