Sunday, October 5, 2014
Beach Cleanup at Scusset Beach State Reservation
Date: Saturday, Oct. 4th
Time: 9 am - 11 am
No rain dateMeeting Location: Bathhouse/Snack Bar at Scusset Beach
We had a great time during our annual Scusset Beach State Reservation Clean-Up this past Saturday. Over 15 people joined NECWA staff as we worked hard to pick up the trash along the shores of Scusset Beach.
Kerry, Mary and Jessica checked everyone in as folks met us at the beginning of the boardwalk. Once checked in, everyone picked up their Coastsweep data sheets, protective gloves and trash bags.
|NECWA Intern Fabi helping to set-up the table.|
|Food, drinks and free educational material for all!|
|Mangled sail from a sailboat. Great find!|
|Leah and Fabi checkin in the data sheets and garbage bags.|
|Weighing the bags and recording the information for Coastsweep.|
|Muscle woman - LEAH!|
Once everyone had something to eat and drink it was time for NECWA's free nature raffle. NECWA always provides a free raffle to thank participants for joining us for this event. Everyone who joined us walked away with lots of freebees and one raffle gift.
Thanks to the NECWA staff who helped with this clean-up effort, including Leah, Mary, Kerry and Jason. Thanks also to our NECWA interns, Fabiana and Jessica, for doing such a great job at the snack bar and on the beach.
|Choosing your free nature raffle gift.|
And a special thanks to all the people who joined us on Saturday morning for what turned out to be a very successful and fun clean-up effort. We thank you for your support and hope to see you next fall at our next Scusset Beach Clean-up Effort.
Check back for a tally of the items that we collected during this beach clean-up. All the data will be sent to Coastsweep and then shared with the Ocean Conservancy in Washington, DC.
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.
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