• Volunteer: 2021 Amica Newport Marathon

    Posted: 09/02/2021

    Clean Ocean Access is a local environmental group that has three core programs to conserve and protect the coastline of Aquidneck Island. Our three core programs are strongly held together by community events (1) CLEAN Eliminating marine debris from the shoreline and changing human behavior to improve ocean health; (2) OCEAN Improving water quality for permanent year-round clean water, from healthy watersheds to marine ecosystems; (3) ACCESS Working to protect, preserve, maintain, and expand shoreline access for residents and visitors.

    • Clean Ocean Access is one of the event charitable partners for the 2021 Amica Newport Marathon. As one of the charitable partners we will be organizing volunteers for dune grass protection and litter pick-up after segments of the running course are completed. Dune grass is a vital component of coastal ecosystems, protecting inland areas from wind and waves from high energy storms, so our volunteers are able to protect the land while educating runners and bystanders about these delicate and important plants. As for the racecourse, we want to make sure that we return the roadways free of litter to mitigate the potential formation of marine debris from stormwater runoff.
    Volunteer Shifts

    Dune Protection 5 a.m. to 8 a.m., 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Litter Pick-up A 1-mile stretch of the racecourse, start times are variable
    • As one of the event charitable partners, we are able to form a running team, so if you are interested in RUNNING for Clean Ocean Access for the half or full marathon, please let us know!
    This is a volunteer opportunity provided by VolunteerMatch, in partnership with LinkedIn for Good.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    This position requires the following skills: Habitat Restoration, Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Education, Environmental Science

    Interested parties may apply here

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