Clean Ocean Access cleans up two Portsmouth beaches

Volunteers scour Sandy Point, Weaver Cove for trash

Posted 1/22/18

PORTSMOUTH — Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosted two beach cleanups in Portsmouth recently one at Weaver Cove on Saturday, Jan. 13, and another at Sandy Point Beach on Sunday, Jan. …

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Clean Ocean Access cleans up two Portsmouth beaches

Volunteers scour Sandy Point, Weaver Cove for trash

Posted

PORTSMOUTH — Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosted two beach cleanups in Portsmouth recently one at Weaver Cove on Saturday, Jan. 13, and another at Sandy Point Beach on Sunday, Jan. 14. 

Twenty-seven volunteers turned out to Weaver Cove on the west side of town and removed 150 pounds of marine debris from the beach. 

An additional 20 volunteers attended the town-owned Sandy Point beach cleanup and collected 175 pounds of marine debris.

It was the 11th cleanup that COA had organized at Sandy Point and volunteers have removed 2,382 pounds of marine debris from that spot since the first cleanup in 2011. 

It was the 18th cleanup at Weaver Cove, where volunteers have removed 5,709 pounds of marine debris since the first cleanup in 2016. A total of 8,091 pounds of marine debris have been removed from the shoreline in Portsmouth through these cleanups.

The organization’s next beach cleanup will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Gull Cove (off Route 24 North) in Portsmouth.

COA is an environmental, nonprofit organization based on Aquidneck Island that strives to eliminate marine debris from the shorelines, improve water quality, and protect shoreline access for both Rhode Island residents and visitors. For more information, visit www.cleanoceanaccess.org.

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