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 …
The Sogkonate Garden Club extends a thanks to the many volunteers who contributed to removed thousands of pounds of trash from Little Compton's shoreline during the Sept. 15 Coastal Cleanup.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
To the Editor: The Sogkonate Garden Club would like to thank the 75 people who participated in the Little Compton 2012 International Coastal Cleanup on September 15th. The clouds and little bit of rain did not deter us. An estimated 2,255 pounds of trash were collected from our various beaches and shorelines. Not only did individuals show up to work, but the Sakonnet Point Club, the Sakonnet Yacht Club, and The Nature Conservancy joined the effort. Non-local volunteers from other RI towns, Salve Regina University, and Vermont also contributed time and energy to this project. We send a special thanks to Little Compton resident Geoff Dennis who smashed damaged lobster pots so that they would take up less space in the transfer station …