Do you part in keeping Little Compton's shoreline clean tomorrow at South Shore Beach.
Clean Ocean Access, an Aquidneck Island-based environmental advocacy group spends one day per month September through May traveling around to clean Newport County's beaches.
For the fourth year in a row, join Clean Ocean Access tomorrow at South Shore Beach from noon to 2 p.m. and help keep Little Compton beautiful.
"I think whats important about keeping our coastlines clean is really people spending time outside and connecting with nature and understanding the impact that we are having on the environment," said David McLaughlin, founder of Clean Ocean Access. "We can learn from it and make better decisions when people can connect with nature."
Last year, McLaughlin estimated more than 300 pounds of trash was plucked off the beach. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and this week's nor'easter, McLaughlin expects to surpass that number.
An impromptu cleanup at First and Second beaches on Aquidneck Island last weekend removed more than 1,700 pounds of garbage - just weeks after each beaches scheduled annual cleanings in September and October.
Everything from plastics to fishing debris to televisions and lobster pots has been found on local beaches, said McLaughlin.
After tomorrow's cleanup, volunteers are invited for a cookout at Living Water Surf Co., located at 73 Simmons Road in Little Compton.
The after party will double as a fund-raising event as Little Compton's surfing community solicits relief supplies for Rockaway Beach, NY - a community hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. This will be the group's second venture driving supplies to the area since the Hurricane hit on Oct. 29.