Friday, October 28, 2011

Beach Cleanup Saturday, October 29th is a GO!

Update: Beach Clean up for this Saturday is a go! Please check this blog for any changes due to weather. Hope to see you on the beach!

SCUSSET BEACH – Join the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance, Capt. John Boats and the Department of Conservation and Recreation from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, working together to clean up Scusset Beach, located within the Scusset Beach State Reservation. The rain date is from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.

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 UMass Boston. Last year, more than 2,900 Coastsweep volunteers collected in excess of 20,000 pounds of trash from beaches, marshes, rivers, ponds and the seafloor.

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 enjoy drinks and snacks and NECWA will raffle off a number of nature-related items like T-shirts and DVDs to thank everyone for helping out.

For additional information, call Tammy Silva, NECWA staff member and CJB naturalist, at 508-410-9749 or email