For Immediate Release - September 02, 2009

Annual Statewide Beach Cleanup Program Kicks Off at Nantasket Beach

WHAT:

State environmental officials, business leaders, and non-profit organizations from around the Commonwealth will gather at Nantasket State Beach in Hull to launch the 22 nd annual statewide fall beach cleanup program, COASTSWEEP. The event, organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and the UMass Boston Urban Harbors Institute, is an annual cleanup of Massachusetts shorelines. Organized cleanups are planned at more than 100 Massachusetts beaches, river banks, marshes and underwater sites throughout September and October. Thousands of volunteers are expected to help clean beaches, riverbanks, and lakefronts, or to organize to local cleanup activities, and CZM and UMass encourage more citizens to join in.

WHO:

  • Energy and Environmental Affairs Undersecretary for Environment Philip Griffiths
  • CZM Staff
  • Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Staff
  • Local legislators

WHEN:

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009

Time: 9 a.m.

WHERE:

Nantasket State Beach
Hull, MA

Directions:

Take Rt. 3A south to Washington Boulevard, Hingham to Nantasket Avenue, Hull.