Coast Sweep 2013

CoastSweepThe Massachusetts Annual Statewide Beach Cleanup
Saturday, Sept 28 at 10:00 am

Saturday, Sept 28, BLT will be taking its turn again for the statewide CoastSweep. We work the Oregon Beach area, near Rushy Marsh in Cotuit.  Oregon Beach is pretty small, so we take advantage of the day to patrol a much wider area as long as weather cooperates and there are sufficient volunteers.

Last year we worked in three teams and covered an area from Loop Beach to Poponesset Bay.  The walk should not take more than 2 hours.

Families with young children are welcomed.  We hope you can join us.

Directions to Parking
Meet in the Oregon Beach parking lot at 10.00 am.
Travel all the way to the far end of Main Street, Cotuit, and park in the small lot by the beach.
Bring a small trash bag.  (Plastic supermarket bags are good.)  Gloves are a good idea too.

Registration
If possible, let BLT Land Manager Red Bansfield know that you’re coming, so that he can be sure to have enough trash bags, gloves etc.
Call the BLT office at 508-771-2585, or email Red at rbansfield@yahoo.com

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Sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and coordinated by the Urban Harbors Institute, thousands of COASTSWEEP volunteers remove debris that would otherwise pollute our oceans, beaches, lakes, and rivers.

Participants collect bag after bag of trash and debris, and record their findings onto data cards. The data is sent to the Ocean Conservancy and entered into a massive marine debris database. This information is then analyzed and used to identify the sources of marine debris, which helps to prevent the problem in the future.