Saturday, August 31, 2013

Beach Cleanup This Saturday at Scusset Beach! A Fun Family Event!



New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA)
Volunteer for a Beach Cleanup at Scusset Beach State Reservation

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: 9 am – 11 am
Location: Bathhouse/Snack Bar at Scusset Beach

Team Work!
The New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) is sponsoring a beach cleanup at Scusset Beach State Reservation on Saturday, September 21 from 9 am to 11 am. This beach cleanup is part of a larger effort through COASTSWEEP, the Massachusetts-wide coastal cleanup that occurs during September and October. And our beach cleanup at Scusset Beach is in conjunction with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Captain John Boats and Plymouth Whale Watch.

COASTSWEEP cleanups are organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM). Each fall, thousands of volunteers collect tons of trash from beaches, marshes, riverbanks and the seafloor. These cleanups are part of the International Coastal Cleanup organized by the Ocean Conservancy in Washington, D.C. Last year alone, 2,588 volunteers cleaned 139 miles of coastline, collecting more than seven tons of trash.

NECWA will be meeting at the bathhouse/snack bar at Scusset Beach at 9 am. We will spend a few hours cleaning the beach and then return for refreshments and a free nature-themed raffle. Check our NECWA News blog at www.necwanews.blogspot.com for updates on this event.

Please join us at Scusset Beach and let’s have fun spending time outdoors with family and friends, new and old. All are invited for this is a family event. 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 Carol “Krill” Carson at 508-566-0009 or krillcarson@mac.com.

Hope to see you soon! Krill
Carol “Krill” Carson
President, NECWA
New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance
www.necwa.org