Monday, July 9, 2012

Beach Adopters Wanted!

We've had a great week in our Adopt-a-Beach program - two new groups have joined!  Thanks to the Greengard Center for Autism for adopting Rye Harbor State Park and Medtronic Advanced Energy for adopting the north end of Foss Beach!  I did a cleanup with folks from Greengard today and we had a beautiful morning at Rye Harbor State Park, where we picked up 10 pounds of litter on the Rye Harbor jetty and nearby beach. Thanks to Kristen, Melissa and Elliot for their help today!

I'm looking forward to meeting up with folks from Medtronic this week also, to get them started with cleanup supplies. Would YOU like to join our Adopt-a-Beach Program? We have many beaches available, and all you need to do is commit to cleaning your site once each month, filling out a data card during the cleanup, and sending it to us so that we can use the data to learn about marine debris and target our pollution prevention programs.  We provide all supplies!

Here are the beaches available for adoption:
  • Sections of Hampton Beach-Hampton, NH
  • Foss Beach, Rye (1 section)
  • Pirate's Cove, Rye
  • Hilton Park, Dover Point
  • North Beach, Hampton
  • Beane Farm, Greenland
  • Great Bay Farms, Greenland
  • Goat Island, Piscataqua River
  • Peirce Island, Portsmouth
  • Sections of Salisbury Beach-Salisbury, MA
  • Short Sands Beach - York, ME
For more information, check out our web site or e-mail jen(at)