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April 21st- Second Season of the Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers
Join the City of Newport, Clean Ocean Access and the 11th Hour Racing on Friday, April 21st at 10 a.m. for the launch of the second season of the Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers at Perrotti Park, located at 1 Long Wharf, Newport, RI. The event is open to the public and includes a tour of skimmer operations. The skimmers remove floating debris and collect oil and toxins to improve water quality and overall ecosystem services. In their first year, the skimmers removed over 6,000 pounds of debris!
The goals of this project include reducing the amount of marine debris in the harbor, to increase the recreational value of the waterfront, to bring awareness to the types of re-accumulating debris, as well as to partner with the sailing and marine community to amplify the message of stewardship and environmental sustainability.
Guests who participate in this event are encouraged to arrive by 9:45 am to be treated by hot coffee provided by Empire Tea & Coffee (all guests must bring their own mug)