Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosted their 14th annual beach cleanup in partnership with Rhody Surf and Save The Bay for International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 21, 2019.

49 volunteers of all ages worked together on this beautiful Saturday morning to remove 75 pounds of debris from the shoreline on Easton’s Beach including over one thousand cigarette butts, Juul pods, food wrappers and containers, plastic materials and more.

COA is hosting a beach cleanup this Saturday, September 28 at Pheasant Drive Beach in Portsmouth. Additional parking will be available at the Newport Beach Club. No registration required, all are welcome! 

Read more about International Coastal Cleanup Day here.

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