The Blue Ocean Society holds monthly beach cleanups at Jenness State Beach in Rye. Data on the type and amount of debris is recorded and sent to the Ocean Conservancy as part of the National Marine Debris Monitoring Program.
The data helps track the types of debris appearing on the beach throughout the year. Each cleanup starts with a Blue Ocean Society staff member presentation on the program, data collection and research efforts, and how collecting debris will help the environment. All supplies are provided through NHCP funding, including latex gloves, trash bags, data cards, pencils, clipboards, drinks and snacks. Cleanups usually take one-two hours.
To find out more information and the beach cleanup schedule, visit the Blue Ocean Society or call (603) 431-0260.