Photo: Group shot of the volunteers at the Coreys Lane beach cleanup 

Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosted a beach cleanup on Saturday, October 13th at Coreys Lane in Portsmouth where 19 volunteers, including 14 students from the Naval Academy Preparatory Schools (NAPS), helped to remove 769 pounds of debris.

Some of the larger debris found on the beach included buoys, lobster traps,  fishing line, a large rug, and several boat parts. The students’ efforts helped divert hundreds of pounds of debris and hazardous waste from entering the ocean.

“We’re just trying to do our part and keep the world clean by cleaning up our beaches,” said Davon, Christian and Jordan, students at NAPS. “It’s crazy how much [debris] there actually is to pick up,” add Salvador, Kenna, and Ayanna, another group of volunteers. Join COA  for another beach cleanup at Taylors Lane on November 3rd and Weaver Cove on November 10th. If you are interested in volunteering at one of the upcoming weekend beach cleanups visit

COA is proud to be one of the official charitable partners at the 2018 Citizens Pell Bridge Run on Saturday October 21st. When you sign up to run for COA you are running to support a clean, healthy ocean for generations to come. For more information visit:

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).