Eighty five volunteers worked to clear more than 1,685 pounds of trash from South Shore Beach in Little Compton on Saturday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Erin Tiernan
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Volunteers of Clean Ocean Access (COA) cleared more than 1,685 pounds from South Shore Beach during at Saturday's cleanup. This marked the 51st coastal cleanup performed by COA in the past 74 months. Formed in 2006, the grassroots group developed from a local group of coastal access and clean water enthusiasts concerned with the safety, cleanliness and open access to the area's ocean and coastlines. Eighty five volunteers, including 31 new COA volunteers, pitched in to pick up the Little Compton town beach. The cleanup uncovered a compete spectrum of plastic pieces including 930 pounds of glass bottles, fishing gear, balloons, gloves, shoes, and more. "You name it, during a beach cleanup we find everything including more 2.5-inch …
Join Clean Ocean Access on Saturday, Nov. 10 at noon and help clean up South Shore Beach.
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…