Near record high temperatures on Saturday was a great mother nature assist for the 164 volunteers who spent a few hours along the shoreline of Fort Adams State Park.

The volunteers came together to assist Clean Ocean Access and Sail Newport with their annual cleanup of the park.

In just two hours, 164 volunteers removed 438 pounds of debris, all of which could easily find its way into the ocean to harm our local waters and marine life.

I was there to participate in the cleanup, in thirty minutes my fiancee and I had picked up more than 100 items along the fence line that runs between Hammersmith Farm and Fort Adams State Park.

Plastic bottles, nips, beer cans, and full dog bags were among the most popular things we’d find in the brush, but also just right in the middle of the grass by Eisenhower Park.

Here are a few photos of the day and how things were found;

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).