Clean Ocean Access volunteers have been busy recently with efforts to protect the local environment.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, volunteers removed 80 pounds of debris during cleanups at Sachuest Beach, Sachuest Point and Third Beach in Middletown.
That same weekend, volunteers with the organization also worked at the annual Broadway Street Fair to educate thousands of people on how to properly recycle and compost their waste.
At the fair, 17 volunteers maintained five waste stations to ensure disposable items were properly recycled, composted or disposed. An additional 13 volunteers helped with outreach, educating attendees about water quality, public beach access, composting and ways to get involved in the community.
On Sunday, Oct. 7, 22 volunteers ensured the protection of the sand dunes at Easton’s Beach during the annual Amica Newport Marathon. Dunes serve as natural barriers against the impacts of coastal storms and beach erosion. The volunteers ensured that marathon attendees used the designated walking paths instead of trampling the dunes. An additional 37 volunteers split into groups to perform a cleanup of the course using reusable bags donated by Amica Insurance.
For more information about the work of Clean Ocean Access, visit CleanOceanAccess.org.