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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Beach Clean-Up at Scusset Beach State Rerservation
Beach Cleanup at Scusset Beach State Reservation
Date: Saturday, Oct. 4th Time: 9 am - 11 am No rain date Meeting Location: Bathhouse/Snack Bar at Scusset Beach
The New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) is
sponsoring its annual beach cleanup at Scusset Beach State Reservation on Saturday, October
4th 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).
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.
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
For additional information, email NECWA at email@example.com.