Local groups, organizations come together to host 5 beach cleanups in Portsmouth

A local group is on a mission to cleanup “every inch of beach from the Mt. Hope Bridge to the Sakonnet River Bridge”.

The cleanups are being hosted by Common Fence Point Global Awareness Local Action, CFP GALA, a brand new organization with the mission to build a resilient, thriving, regenerative Aquidneck Island Community through fun moments that connect people with neighbors and the beautiful place we all call home. 

“There is likely over 3,000 lbs of trash to be picked up with an additional 25lbs, per mile, per week wash ashore from the Bay. Since 2016 we’ve picked up 6,000 lbs,” Jono Bixby wrote to What’sUpNewp!

Each event is kid-friendly and participants are encouraged to wear weather appropriate clothing, closed toe shoes, bring H2O, and work gloves (if you have them).

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Meet at the designated location for cleanup supplies, directions to access points, and to drop off bags for weighing.

Upcoming Cleanups

Sat. 4/13 (12pm-2pm) – Clean Ocean Access Pheasant Drive Cleanup – Meet at Pheasant Drive, Portsmouth- Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2292625840973600/


Fri. 4/19 (12pm-3pm) – CFP Good Friday Earth Day Cleanup– Meet at CFP Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth- Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/642090002915801/


Sat. 4/27 (9am-12pm) – Montaup Country Club Cleanup- Watch the Cooling Tower Implosion– Montaup Country Club is lending us Crew and Maintenance Vehicles to help move debris- Meet at CFP Montaup Path off of Attleboro Drive, Portsmouth – Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2521402071263124/


Sat. 5/4 (12pm-3pm)- Town Pond Cleanup– Rail Explorers will use the rail cars to pick up bags from the train tracks
– Meet at Town Pond Trail Parking off of Anthony Rd., Portsmouth across from RWU Bayview Center- Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2394551450773057/


Sat. 5/11 (9am-12pm) – Sakonnet River Bridge Cleanup – Sakonnet Marina is hosting a post cleanup BBQ- Meet at Sakonnet Marina South Yard 455 Rhode Island Blvd., Portsmouth- Bring your boat to the beach to help us remove debris- RSVP: http://savebay.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=412106– Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/422479951822754/

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