Saturday, October 22, 2011

BEACH CLEANUP AT SCUSSET BEACH - Saturday, October 29th at 9 am to 11 am




New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) / Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours announce …

BEACH CLEANUP AT SCUSSET BEACH - Please join us!

Date: Saturday, October 29th

Time: 9 am to 11 am

Location: Scusset Beach within the Scusset Beach State Reservation

For the past six years, the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA), Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have teamed up to conduct a fall beach cleanup at Scusset Beach. This cleanup effort is part of COASTSWEEP, the Commonwealth’s annual coastal cleanup program that is organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Urban Harbors Institute of the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Last year, over 2,900 COASTSWEEP volunteers collected over 20,000 pounds of trash from beaches, marshes, rivers, ponds, and the seafloor.

Join NECWA, Captain John Boats and DCR on Saturday, October 29th from 9 am to 11 am as we work together to cleanup Scusset Beach located within the Scusset Beach State Reservation. Our rain date is Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 9 am - 11 am. Check the NECWA News blog (necwanews.blogspot.com) for updates on this event.

The public is invited to participate in this cleanup effort. Let’s 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.

After the event, cleanup participants are invited to join us for drinks and snacks. And NECWA will raffle off a number of nature-related items like t-shirts and DVDs to thank everyone for joining us.

For additional information, please contact:

Tammy Silva

NECWA Staff Member

508-410-9749

tsilva1620@yahoo.com


Additional Links and Contacts:

NECWAwebsite at necwa.org and our NECWA News Blog at necwanews.blogspot.com

Captain John Boats website

DCR at Scusset Beach

Coastsweep at coastsweep.umb.edu or call the Urban Harbors Institute at 617-287-5570