Brandt Island marina to fix foam floats that are littering salt marsh

Brandt Island Cove in Mattapoisett is facing a brighter future now that owners of a local marina have agreed to replace old polystyrene foam floats that are sending litter into a nearby salt marsh.

foam floating docks at marina on Brandt Island Cove in Mattapoisett

The owner of Leisure Shores Marina in Mattapoisett will be replacing these old, deteriorating foam floats to help clean up litter in the nearby salt marsh.

As we told you back in February, the floating docks at Leisure Shores Marina are held up with large squares of old, deteriorating foam. These outdated floats have been slowly breaking apart for years, causing pieces of foam to wash up on the cove’s shores.

At the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission meeting in late July, the marina owner told the commission that he plans to upgrade all of the foam floats by the end of 2016, with 50 percent put in place by the end of this year. This timeframe is in line with what the Coalition had asked. Additionally, the marina will hold quarterly cleanups to make sure no new foam is littering the marsh.

Thanks to the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission for its commitment to stopping this source of pollution to Buzzards Bay!

Category: On the Bay

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