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May 25, 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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Ryan Belmore, a Newport resident and life-long Rhode Islander, is the Editor & Publisher of www.whatsupnewp.com. Belmore is an on-air personality on Radio Newport 105.9FM, on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust, and is the organizer of the Newport Holiday Stroll. Belmore was the digital/social media coordinator for the '15 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and has previously worked for the New England Patriots, American Cancer Society and hosted a radio talk show on AM 1540 WADK. Contact Ryan by phone at 401-662-1653, by e-mail at Ryan@whatsupnewp.com or on Twitter at @Ryan_Belmore.