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There are over 5.25 trillion pieces of trash in the ocean

Upcoming Events:

7th annual Catch-A-Curl Youth Surf Contest & Beach Clean Up

Hosted by New England Science and Sailing

When: Saturday - September 15, 2018

Where: Westerly Town Beach - 365 Atlantic Avenue Westerly, RI 02891

What: Grab your surfboard and "Catch a Curl" at our 7th Annual Youth Surf Classic & Beach Cleanup. Get out on the water and support your community and environment as we work together to promote a clean ocean. Entry fee is $35/surfer and includes a t-shirt. Early bird registration 10% discount/surfer!

Ankle Biters: (riders under 10) (An adult can boost ankle biters into waves!)
Wahine: (beginner/intermediate girls ages 11-14) 
Menehune: (beginner/intermediate boys ages 11-14) 
Big Kahuna: (intermediate/advanced riders 17 and under) 

Event Timeline:
9:00 am - 10:30 am: Registration & Warm-Ups
10:30 am - 2:00 pm: Surf Heats
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Beach Clean-Up & Awards

***Surf Heats begin at 10:30 am and last until about 2:00 pm. The length of each heat depends on the number of participants and conditions. A beach clean-up hosted by NAMEPA begins directly after last heat of the surf classic. Prizes are awarded for the surf competition following the beach clean-up.***

This event is made possible with the support of: Avie's Ski/Sport
Civil WesterlySurfrider Foundation - Rhode Island Chapter; Surfrider Foundation - Connecticut Chapter; Eastern Surfing Association (Northern New England)Narragansett Surf & Skate Shop; National Surf Schools & Instructors Association; North American Marine Environment Protection AssociationTidal River Clothing Co Town of Westerly

Marina Cleanup Day

Fighting for Trash Free Seas

The Ocean Conservancy, NAMEPA, the California Coastal Commission and the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways invites all boating facilities, boating groups, sailors, fishermen and water enthusiasts alike to consider celebrating the aquatic ecosystems we love by holding a marina or boating facility cleanup as part of the National Marina Day celebration! By boat, on foot, at your local marina or elsewhere, join the movement!

International Coastal Cleanup

For nearly three decades, NAMEPA & volunteers with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup® have picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear and even automobiles and kitchen appliances. In 2015, more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during the International Coastal Cleanup. The resulting item-by-item, location-by-location Ocean Trash Index that Ocean Conservancy compiles each year provides the only global snapshot of the marine debris littering coasts and waterways around the world.

We need your help to keep this momentum going. Join the world's largest volunteer effort for our ocean by finding a cleanup location near you.

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