Community Beach Clean-Ups

SEA Semester students search Racing Beach for plastics and other marine debris at a recent cleanup

The Skip the Straw Campaign has partnered with SEA Semester on an exciting new outreach program beginning Fall 2016. During the program, funded by a NOAA Marine Debris Grant,  Skip the Straw Campaign students will work with SEA students to continue our community education efforts and develop programs promoting behavior changes to reduce the use of single-use plastic items.

The team is hosting several community beach clean-ups in 2016 and 2017 as a hands-on opportunity for community members to learn about and work to prevent the threats plastics pose to our oceans.

The first Community Beach Clean-Up will be held Sunday, October 16th in Falmouth.  Check out the details below and we hope to see you there!


Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Time: 11 am to 12:30 am
Location: Racing Beach in Falmouth

Join Skip the Straw and SEA Semester Students this Sunday, October 16, at 11 am for a community clean-up of Racing Beach in Falmouth!  Spend some time this weekend keeping plastics out of our waterways and making our beaches cleaner and safer for the people and wildlife who use them.  Meet at SEA Semester (171 Woods Hole Road in Falmouth) at 11 am to park and walk to Racing Beach.   All clean-up materials will be provided.

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Learn more about Skip the Straw and what you can do to keep plastics out of our waterways here!