Blog : Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Beach Cleanup for Earth Day

By Sarah Mahoney | Apr 16, 2015 | in

Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation will be hosting two beach cleanups on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in celebration of Earth Day. One will be at Hampton Beach. Volunteers should meet at 10:30a.m. at the Blue Ocean Discovery Center, 170 Ocean Blvd, Hampton Beach. 

The other cleanup will be at Pierce Island at 11:00a.m. Volunteers for that cleanup should meet at the swimming pool. All supplies, including bags, non-latex gloves, and data cards will be provided.

Beach cleanups are a way for the public to get involved in keeping the beaches along the Gulf of Maine clean. They rid the shore of litter such as cigarettes, food wrappers, straws, and bottle caps that can be harmful to marine life. Cleanup volunteers record their findings, which allow the organization to learn about long-term trends in pollution and problem areas. Families, small and large groups, and individuals are all welcome to participate.

Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect marine life in the Gulf of Maine through education, research and conservation. The Society works to educate the public about marine life, removes harmful litter through their beach cleanups, and documents and protects whale habitats. They also offer hands-on educational programs with their life-sized inflatable whale and at the Blue Ocean Discovery Center in Hampton Beach. 

Blue Ocean Society is a member of the Green Alliance. They have spearheaded hundreds of beach cleanups throughout the Seacoast region, provided ducation and outreach programs to encourage better environmental stewardship, and conducted research used to better protect marine life and their habitat.

Both Earth Day Beach Cleanups are sponsored by Gells, an apparel company based in Connecticut. Gells was founded on the belief that you can operate a for-profit business with philanthropy at heart. They deliver high quality apparel that is eye-catching, yet understated, and versatile enough for almost any occasion. 5% of the pre-tax purchase price of each belt sold will be donated to a charity that they have partnered with.

Please RSVP for the cleanup by emailing info@blueoceansociety.org or calling 603-431-0260.

To learn more about Blue Ocean Society, click here. To visit their Facebook page, click here.

To learn more about Gells, click here.

Green Alliance members receive FREE admission to the Blue Ocean Discovery Center! Also save 10% on all items in Blue Ocean Society's online store! (Just follow the link below, click on "store," and enter the promo code GA10) They also save $1 on admission every time you visit the Discovery Center! And save $1.80 on hats and shirts or $3 on a whale adoption at their online store!

Not a member? Right now we're offering our membership at a discounted spring special rate of $20!  Join here!