Coastsweep Beach Clean-up

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm
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Cherry & Webb Beach
Cherry & Webb Beach
168 Cherry and Webb Ln.
Westport, MA 02791

Each September and October, thousands of volunteers throughout Massachusetts turn out for COASTSWEEP—the statewide coastal cleanup sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM). COASTSWEEP is part of the International Coastal Cleanup organized by Ocean Conservancy in Washington, DC. Volunteers from all over the world collect marine debris—trash, fishing line, and any other human-made items—and record what they find. This information is then analyzed and used to identify sources of marine debris and develop education and policy initiatives to help reduce it.

Volunteers are invited to meet at the Cherry & Webb Beach parking lot on Cherry and Webb Lane at 10am. Gloves, trash bags and other materials will be provided. In addition to removing the debris from the beach, important data will be collected and returned to the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.

Cost: Free

For more information:
Phone: (508) 636-3016
Category: Westport River Watershed Alliance
Hosted By: Westport River Watershed Alliance
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volunteers walking together along a beach in Fairhaven

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