Dave McLaughlin, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Access, joined me today on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport to chat about the new Portsmouth single-use plastic bag ban, trash skimmers, rain barrels, Clean Ocean Access’s involvement with the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover and more.

Dave is the Co-Founder of Clean Ocean Access and as Executive Director he is working on transforming the organization into a sustainable non-profit such that the mission lasts forever. He received his BS and MS in Applied Mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology with a concentration in Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography. Before this journey, Dave had a career in Information Technology as an Enterprise Architect at Hasbro Toy Company.

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

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).