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Letter: Let’s ban smoking from public beaches

Letter: Let’s ban smoking from public beaches

To the editor: I’m writing to lend my support for Clean Ocean Access’ (COA) proposed ordinance to ban smoking from our public beaches, parks and recreational areas. My hat is off to COA for organizing beach cleanups every year around our beautiful island. Last year some 168 volunteers turned up to lend their hand at

Volunteers from Clean Ocean Access pose with bagged items of trash at Pheasant Drive Beach Saturday.

Group conducts final Portsmouth beach cleanup of year

PORTSMOUTH — Clean Ocean Access (COA) performed its final coastal cleanup of the year at Corys Lane and Pheasant Drive Beach on Saturday, with 23 people removing 584 pounds of marine debris as part of its Marine Debris Solutions Lifecycle Project (MDSLP). COA is an Aquidneck Island environmental group whose primary programs include eliminating marine debris


Cigarettes biggest nuisance at Portsmouth cleanups

PORTSMOUTH — Nearly 200 people volunteering for Clean Ocean Access (COA) worked to beautify the Aquidneck Island coastline as part of the 26th annual International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 20. COA completed seven coastal cleanups that day, with 186 volunteers and 11 beach captains removing 815 pounds of marine debris from the shoreline to start

Letter: Thanks for turning the tide on trash

To the editor: More than 35 volunteers showed their care for clean oceans by participating in the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup last Saturday in Common Fence Point. The spirit of community was on high as individuals and families teamed up to rid the beaches of 661 pounds of debris in three hours. Girl Scout Troop

Volunteers for Clean Ocean Access with some of their haul.

Volunteers tally trash haul from Portsmouth beach

PORTSMOUTH — Clean Ocean Access (COA) completed its weekly coastal cleanups in August at Pheasant Drive Beach and removed 289 pounds of trash from the immediate shoreline with the help of 16 volunteers from Portsmouth, Middletown and Newport. “This was a great learning experience to see what kind of marine debris problems exist on the

Susan Panaggio of Clean Ocean Access, a Portsmouth, takes part in the first cleanup of Pheasant Drive beach on Aug. 6.

Portsmouth beach cleanup is Wednesday

PORTSMOUTH — Although they’re focusing on one local beach this month, the folks at Clean Ocean Access (COA) will be expanding their shoreline cleanups to other spots in town starting next month. “Starting in September we’re going to start doing monthly cleanups, including in Portsmouth,” said Dave McLaughlin, co-founder and executive director of COA, an environmental

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