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June 23, 2017

Clean Ocean Access Publishes 10 Years of Environmental Impact Report


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Clean Ocean Access (COA) has published its 2006-2016 Clean Report.

COA’s Clean Report highlights results from their Clean Program from 2006-2016, through efforts of their community volunteers dedicated to eliminating marine debris to improve ocean health.

With participation of over 7,600 volunteers, Clean Ocean Access has hosted 457 cleanup events and removed an astounding 94,487 pounds of debris from the shorelines of Aquidneck Island.

COA started to address the problem of marine debris in 2006 with small, friends and family cleanups, to monthly community gatherings removing a wide variety of debris from the coastline. COA efforts now include a multitude of programs related to marine debris removal, prevention, education, and outreach. These accomplishments have made a positive contribution to beautifying the coastline and improving local habitat, however, the biggest accomplishment is the abundance of friendships,

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“These accomplishments have made a positive contribution to beautifying the coastline and improving local habitat, however, the biggest accomplishment is the abundance of friendships, positive energy within the entire community, and fostering of environmentally responsible behaviors,” a press release announcing the report included.

The 10 year Clean Report can be accessed digitally here – http://bit.ly/2oc1Sdo.

To celebrate Earth Month (April), Clean Ocean Access and Fort Adams have partnered together for clean-ups of coastline and water ways throughout Aquidneck Island.

For more information on Clean Ocean Access, visit www.cleanoceanaccess.org.

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