June 13, 2018
On June 13th, 2018, United By Blue teamed up with Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, Eastern Mountain Sports, and Seacoast Science Center to host a cleanup of the shoreline of Odiorne Point State Park. A team of 45 volunteers joined us to clean the rocky coastline where the Piscataqua River meets the Atlantic Ocean. With beautiful ocean views, the crew scanned the shoreline for old fishing gear and plastics caught in the rocks. After two hours of cleaning, the volunteers hauled in 489.5 pounds of trash and recycling, preventing countess bottles, straws, and gear from flowing into the Atlantic. Volunteers also pulled in weird trash that made for some laughs, including an old piece of a boat, a few golf balls, and a pair of glasses. After cleaning and learning about educational and restoration programs going on around the coastline, the team enjoyed snacks by the water and has the opportunity to tour the Seacoast Science Center. United By Blue thanks all partners and volunteers for making our first cleanup in New Hampshire a success!