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New Hampshire Coastal Cleanup - Saturday, September 21, 2013Girl Scout Troop 10925. Photo courtesy Greg Martin.

Become a part of the world's largest volunteer event on behalf of the oceans! Join us for the New Hampshire Coastal Cleanup, held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, on September 21, 2013!

Contact us at 603-431-0260 or info(at)blueoceansociety.org to participate, or to schedule a cleanup for your group of 10+ in September or October!

Individuals, small and large groups, and families all welcome!

Teachers and Students: Join us for Student Cleanup Day on Friday, September 20! E-mail Abby at abby@blueoceansociety.org or call 603-431-0260 for more information or to sign up.

Saturday, September 21 - cleanups at several beaches in NH for the NH Coastal Cleanup - for more info and to sign up, email abby (at) blueoceansociety.org! You can also drop by one of the following sites. Cleanups last 1-2 hours so please show up at the start time below to get your supplies!

  • 9 AM, Jenness Beach, Rye - Meet site coordinator Suzanne Scippa at the sea wall by the parking lot.
  • 9 AM, North Hampton State Beach - Meet site coordinator Amy Kane at beach across from the Beach Plum
  • 10 AM, Hampton Beach - Meet Blue Ocean Society staff at the Blue Ocean Discovery Center, 170 Ocean Blvd (just north of the Sea Shell stage)
  • 10 AM, Odiorne Point/Seacoast Science Center - meet at the Seacoast Science Center

NH Coastal Cleanup Cleanup Major Partners, Funders & Sponsors

Ocean Conservancy
New Hampshire Coastal Program/NH Department of Environmental Services
NOAA
Waste Management
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Exeter Hospital
NH Division of Parks & Recreation
City of Portsmouth

Top 10 Items Found During 2012 NH Coastal Cleanup

Item Number %
Cigarettes/Cigarette Filters 24,639 59.51%
Food Wrappers/Containers 3,644 8.80%
Rope 2,185 5.28%
Caps, Lids 1,409 3.40%
Bags(Plastic) 1,189 2.87%
Glass Beverage Bottles 971 2.35%
Straws, Stirrers 893 2.16%
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons 835 2.02%
Beverage Bottles (plastic) 2 liters or less 812 1.96%
Beverage Cans 753 1.82%
Top Ten Total 37,330 90.17%

People, Pounds and Miles in 2012

Site Name People Pounds Miles # of Bags
Newington Town Beach 47 322 0.25 6
New Castle Common 3 7 0.4 1
Jenness Beach 16 38 0.5 7
Ragged Neck State Park 40 280 1 0
Rye Turnoffs 80 715 1 20
Seabrook Harbor 58 40 0.5 0
Hampton Beach - Public Cleanup 3 9 1 1
Pirates Cove 70 27 1 18
Seabrook Inner Harbor 8 105 0.66 5
Seabrook Beach 4 14 0.5 1
Odiorne Point State Park 15 25 0.5 6
Hampton Beach - Student Cleanup - N. End 150 45 1 3
Hilton Park 11 91 1 4
North Beach - Student Cleanup 28 19 2 1
Foss Beach - North 9 95 1 4
Foss Beach - South 89 340 1 19
Peirce Island 31 127 1 13
Plaice Cove 12 51 0.6 12
North Hampton State Park 19 14 0.33 2
North Beach 3 5 0.5 1
Flounder Cove 6 46 1 3
Oyster River, Durham 14 8 0.38 3
Wallis Sands - Student Cleanup 42 42 1 4
Hampton Beach - Student Cleanup S. End 123 15 2 1
Rye Harbor (Underwater Cleanup) 5 95 0.5 0
Star Island/Gosport Harbor (Underwater Cleanup) 6 60 1 2
Leachs Island (Cleanup via Kayak) 15 55 2 4
TOTALS 907 2690 23.62 141

 

Volunteers at Seabrook Beach NH Coastal Cleanup
Volunteers at Seabrook Inner Harbor Girl Scouts near Odiorne Point

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