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Weekly clean ups at Conimicut Point Park will measure littering behavior.

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Save The Bay, working with the Conimicut Village Association and beach cleanup volunteers, will be at Conimicut Point Park every Thursday evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. this summer (until August 30), collecting litter and marine debris in an attempt to make a lasting improvement on one of Warwick’s most popular beaches.

“These weekly cleanups are part of an ongoing effort to reduce littering behavior,” said Save The Bay Volunteer and Internship Manager July Lewis. “Studies show that people are less likely to litter in an area that is already clean. We are surveying litter at this site several days after each cleanup to measure the impact of the project on littering behavior. The more volunteers we have, the more of an impact we can make!”

Interested volunteers and volunteer teams can sign up for cleanups online. There will be no cleanup on Thursday, Aug. 16, due to a park event. The final cleanup of the series will take place on Thursday, Aug. 30. At the link above, you can also sign up for clean ups being done elsewhere in RI.

The Conimicut Point Park cleanup series is taking place in conjunction with Save The Bay’s Litter Free Pledge initiative, a public awareness campaign seeking to stop the continuing issue of litter in Narragansett Bay and its watershed at the source. To learn more about the Litter Free Pledge, visit litterfreepledge.com.

“The Conimicut Village Association appreciates that Save The Bay is devoting assets to Conimicut Point Park this summer,” said Conimicut Village Association President Virginia Barham. “It is great to see village residents and volunteers working together to keep our shoreline and parks clean.”

The Conimicut Village Association is a Rhode Island nonprofit corporation and membership organization founded in 1985 that fosters preservation and improvement of the Conimicut area working with its members, village residents, business personnel and government officials and employees. Learn more about the Conimicut Village Association at conimicut.org.

About Save The Bay: Founded in 1970, Save The Bay works to protect and improve Narragansett Bay and its watershed through advocacy, education, and restoration efforts. It envisions a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to everyone and globally recognized as an environmental treasure.

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