For Immediate Release - September 26, 2011

State Environmental Officials and Students to Celebrate COASTSWEEP Beach Cleanup on Tuesday

Media Advisory

WHAT:

On Tuesday, September 27, Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. and other state environmental officials will join 6th and 7th grade students from Boston's Josiah Quincy Upper School for a beach cleanup at the Department of Conservation and Recreation's (DCR) Carson Beach. The event will celebrate COASTSWEEP, the state's annual volunteer coastal cleanup program sponsored by the EEA's Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and the University of Massachusetts Boston's Urban Harbors Institute. Cleanups are planned at more than 75 Massachusetts beaches, river banks, marshes, and underwater sites throughout September and October, with additional cleanups still being added. Visit www.coastsweep.umb.edu for a complete listing of events and/or check out COASTSWEEP's Facebook page. COASTSWEEP is part of the International Coastal Cleanup organized by The Ocean Conservancy.

WHO:

EEA Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr.
DCR Commissioner Edward M. Lambert, Jr.
CZM Director Bruce Carlisle
6th and 7th grade students from Boston's Josiah Quincy Upper School

WHEN:

Tuesday September 27, 2011 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Edward J. McCormack Bathhouse, DCR's Carson Beach, South Boston

DIRECTIONS:

DCR's Carson Beach is located along William J. Day Blvd. in South Boston. Take Interstate 93 to exit 15 (Columbia Road) and turn right at the end of the ramp. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd left onto William J. Day Blvd. The bathhouse will be on the right after the State Police Barracks.

Parking is available on either side of the Edward J. McCormack Bathhouse.

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