September 11, 2018
The Center for Coastal Studies will offer an opportunity to clear debris from Long Point in the Cape Cod National Seashore and at town beaches as part of the International Coastal Cleanup, the statewide CoastSweep, and the regional All-Cape Beach Cleanup.
On Saturday, September 15, from 10am – 12noon, volunteers with the Center for Coastal Studies will be ferried across the harbor to Long Point, the tip of Cape Cod and the site of annual CCS cleanups for several years. Flyer’s Boatyard generously provides ferry service and transports the collected trash back to the pier. Napi’s Restaurant hosts a volunteer appreciation lunch immediately following the clean-up. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please contact Jesse Mechling, CCS Director of Education, at 508-487-3622 x114 by noon on Thursday, September 13 at the latest.
On Sunday, September 23, from 9am – 11am, the Center for Coastal Studies will offer a second cleanup opportunity at Provincetown’s town beaches as part of the larger All-Cape Beach Cleanup, sponsored by Sustainable Practices. Based in Brewster, Sustainable Practices hopes to “raise awareness of our collective responsibility to protect our environment…. by promoting the beach clean-up across the Cape….” CCS is proud to help Provincetown participate with many other Cape towns in this regional effort.
Volunteers for both cleanups will be provided gloves, bags and inventory sheets. Particular attention will be paid to documenting plastic debris bearing a brand name, as part of a national study on major commercial inputs of debris; and to fishing gear which has washed up onto the shore.
These September cleanups are the first of many to be offered by CCS throughout the fall and winter as part of the project, “Mobilizing Diverse Stakeholders to Remove Derelict Fishing Gear from Beaches & Bay”, funded by the NOAA Marine Debris Program.