Middletown, RI – Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosted a beach cleanup for International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 15, 2018. 73 volunteers of all ages worked together on this beautiful Saturday morning to remove 198 pounds of debris from the shoreline on Easton’s Beach including hundreds of cigarette butts, dozens of food wrappers, construction material and more.

COA is hosting a beach cleanup this Saturday, September 22 at Pheasant Drive Beach in Portsmouth. Additional parking will be available at the Newport Beach Club. No registration required, all are welcome!

For more information on COA, visit www.cleanoceanaccess.org.

Photo: Joe Lee (right) and friend are excited to be a part of a community event where they can help give back to their community.

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).