Blog : Blue Ocean Society Invites You to Celebrate World Ocean Day

By Magill | May 16, 2014 | in

 

In celebration of our beautiful home along the seacoast, Blue Ocean Society is launching their first formal event for World Oceans Day! World Oceans Day began in 2002 and is a growing event that honors the marine environment. To celebrate this event, Blue Ocean Society has a weekend filled with beach clean-ups and an award ceremony recognizing groups and individuals who have made efforts to protect the ocean.  

As a advocate for the environment and a Green Alliance Business Partner, Blue Ocean Society works to protect our seacoast waters through research and public action. One of the ways in which Blue Ocean Society involves the public in their efforts is through organized these beach clean ups. To recognize World Oceans Day, the Society is hosting the Aquarion Water Company Environmental Champion Awards followed by a clean up of Hampton Beach on June 7th.   

This is the very first year in which the Aquarian Water Company has presented awards for efforts in the state of New Hampshire. They award individuals, non-profits and companies who have shown great efforts to improve the environment and water quality. The award ceremony will take place at the Seashell Complex in Hampton Beach, located right by the Blue Ocean Society’s Discovery Center. Senator Nancy Stiles will help present the awards.  

Following the award ceremony, guests and the public are encouraged to participate in a beach cleanup taking them down to the shore right along the Seashell Complex. This is the first cleanup to the kick-off to World Oceans Day and Blue Ocean Society is asking for your support in keeping the shorelines of New Hampshire clean. Before the cleaning begins, a Blue Ocean Society member will speak to all the volunteers to help keep the event organized.  

The celebration continues and on Monday June 9, a larger beach clean up organized by students from Winnacunnet High School, in Hampton, will take place at Hampton Beach. The students organized group of volunteers from the high school to support the Blue Ocean Society and do a large scale clean up of the Hampton shoreline. Abby Gronberg, the Volunteer Coordinator of Blue Ocean’s Society, estimates they expect anywhere from 200 - 250 participants for this event.

Please show your support for the Blue Ocean Society and help clean up Hampton Beach just in time for the start of summer!

 

All Green Alliance Members receive FREE admission to the Blue Ocean Society Discovery Center and save 10% on all items in Blue Ocean Society's online store! (Just follow the link and enter the promo code GA10)