February 26, 2020

Rhode Island’s 2019 International Coastal Cleanups include East Providence


Providence, R.I. – September 9, 2019 – Save The Bay is leading International Coastal Cleanup efforts in Rhode Island, organizing volunteer-led cleanups across the state, September-October. The International Coastal Cleanup, now in its 34th year, is a global event uniting more than 1 million volunteers in an effort to collect litter and debris from shorelines around the world. In Rhode Island, more than 2,500 volunteers are expected to join in this effort to collect both trash and data for the initiative.

"Every year, we are amazed by how many people care deeply about our shoreline, and are willing to say ‘It's not OK to trash the Bay’,” said Save The Bay Volunteer and Internship Manager July Lewis. “These community volunteers play a pivotal role in preserving shorelines for recreation and protecting the health of our oceans. We’re always looking for more people to join the cleanup effort.”

Those interested in volunteering for a cleanup will find plenty of opportunities to help, as Save The Bay expects that more than 50 cleanups will take place across the state on and around International Coastal Cleanup Day (September 21). Clean-up sites near Providence include:

East Providence Locations:

Saturday, Sept. 21:
Sabin Point Park, 10 a.m.-noon

Sunday, Sept. 22:
Crescent View Ave Causeway, 9 a.m.-noon

Saturday, Oct. 12:
Bold Point Park, 10 a.m.-noon


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