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Beach clean-ups with Save the Bay in April 2019

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Save The Bay has organized several beach cleanups around Narragansett Bay, giving individuals, families and groups many options for getting involved, before, during and after the Earth Day weekend.

“Cleanups are a direct way to help the Bay and take a stand for a clean environment,” said July Lewis, volunteer and internship manager at Save The Bay. “And you can really see the difference you make when you’ve completed a cleanup!”

Save The Bay also offers training and resources to individuals who are interested in organizing cleanups at sites in their community. “It’s not hard to run your own cleanup,” explained Lewis. “We make sure that we provide cleanup leaders with all the tools they need at a cleanup leader training.”

Scheduled Earth Day cleanup locations, dates and times include:

Save The Bay holds beach cleanups every year, from spring through fall. During last year’s Earth Day season cleanup efforts, 574 volunteers collected 3,750 pounds of trash and debris at shorelines all over Rhode Island. Spring cleanups will continue into May and beyond, and Lewis encourages interested volunteers to visit www.savebay.org/volunteer for the latest schedule.

About Save The Bay: Founded in 1970, Save The Bay is currently celebrating 50 years of advocacy, education, and restoration efforts in its mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay and its watershed. An 18-month celebration marks the anniversary with special events and a capital campaign to unite the community and lay the foundation for Save The Bay’s continued work toward a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to everyone and globally recognized as an environmental treasure.

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