Melting snow often leaves litter behind on our beaches and roadways. Thankfully, melting snow also usually means balmier temperatures – what a great time to join us outside for a beach cleanup!
We have several public cleanups coming up this month to celebrate Earth Day, and are also working with many school and corporate partners to schedule group cleanups at area beaches. Hopefully this “spring cleaning” will get our beaches in great shape for the busy summer season. Every piece of litter we collect can help marine life by making sure that trash doesn’t make its way to the ocean where it can threaten whales, sea turtles, seals and other local species through entanglement or ingestion.
Here are our April public cleanups:
- Saturday, April 8, 10:30 AM at Jenness Beach. Sponsored by GXT Green
- Saturday, April 15, 9:00 AM at Foss Beach in partnership with Star Island. Join us for Star Island’s early Earth Day celebration!
- Saturday, April 22, 11:00 AM at the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point, Rye, NH. Held in conjunction with their Rescue Run 5K.
- Saturday, April 22, 11:00 AM at Salisbury Beach State Reservation. Meet our volunteer Sue at the parking area closest to the Merrimack River. Coordinated by BOS volunteer Sue Griffith
Want to join us? Click here for more information and to sign up.
At each of our cleanups, we collect data so that we can learn about the types of litter most prevalent on our beaches. If you like the science of marine debris, we’ll also be starting up our microplastics sampling soon (more info coming in a future post!). If you’re interested in helping with our microplastics study, click here to fill out a volunteer application.
We hope to see you out on the beach soon!