For the past five years, the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA), in conjunction with Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours have scoured beaches, riverbanks and marshes to pick up trash and record information about marine debris and its impact on our shorelines. These beach cleanups are part of a larger effort called COASTSWEEP, the Commonwealth’s annual coastal cleanup program, organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Urban Harbors Institute of the University of Massachusetts Boston.
This year, NECWA and Captain John Boats will be participating in a COASTSWEEP cleanup at Scusset Beach located within the Scusset Beach State Reservation. This beach cleanup date is scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The rain date will be Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The public is invited to participate in this cleanup effort. Families are very welcome. Please join us at Scussett Beach on the 23rd of October and lets have fun spending time walking the beach and making Scussett Beach free from marine debris. NECWA and COASTSWEEP will provide all the necessary supplies including protective gloves, garbage bags and data sheets for this cleanup effort.
For additional information, please contact Krill Carson at 508-566-0009. You can learn more about the COASTSWEEP program by visiting the COASTSWEEP website or by calling the Urban Harbors Institute at 617-287-5570.
Courtesy of NECWA.