Newport Public Services Department’s Clean City Program invites Newport area residents and friends to volunteer for one of the many cleanup events happening for Newport’s 2017 Earth Day celebration.

The Clean City Program will be picking up items collected from the cleanup events listed below. Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation is waiving disposal fees associated with litter collected during Earth Day cleanups.

The City of Newport’s Earth Day events will take place on Saturday, April 22nd, all residents are invited to participate in any of the scheduled cleanups. Become an active part of your community by volunteering at one of the following events:

If interested in volunteering, Clean City advises that you contact each group directly if you are interested in participating in their area clean-up:

1 – Clean Ocean Access will be hosting a handful of events in the area. Contact Dave McLaughlin at (401)465-0628 or for all Clean Ocean Access details.

2 – The Friends of the Waterfront invites volunteers to join them in the annual Earth Day Cleanup at King Park. Contact Johanna Vietry at or (765)307-1216 for all details.

3 – The Point Association will be planning various clean-ups in the Point section of town. Contact Rich Abbinanti or (646)529-6387 for all details.

4 – Save The Bay & Pruitt Chiropractic invite you to help clean up Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd. To volunteer, contact Save The Bay in advance at or (401)272-3540 x130 for all details.

5 – Women’s Resource Center, Park Holm Saturday Club, Youth Leadership Group and The Met School will be cleaning Miantonomi Park. Please contact Elizabeth Fuerte at or (401)835-4235 for all details.

6 – Friends of Ballard Park will be holding an Earth Day cleanup at Ballard Park. To volunteer, please contact or (401)619-3377.

7 – The Off Broadway Neighborhood Association and Newport Rotary invite you to help clean up the Off Broadway neighborhood and Equality Park. For details and to volunteer, contact Ellen Nichols at (401)864-0372 or Donna Maytum at .

8  Old Colony & Newport Railway will be cleaning up along the railway, where they run scenic, narrated train trips. To volunteer, please contact Jack Doyle at .

9 – Aquidneck Island Life will be focusing on Vicksburg Place. To volunteer, please contact Melody Mulcahey at (401)692-2528 or

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