Protecting the Places We Love
Our Monthly Beach Cleanups
To protect the places we love, Seacoast Paddleboard Club (SPC) adopted Pirates Cove Beach in Rye, New Hampshire through Blue Ocean Society’s Adopt-a-beach program in the Spring of 2017.
Through this partnership, SPC ambassadors host year-round community beach cleanups on the last Sunday of every month. These cleanups are open to the public, and students can earn volunteer credits for service hours.
Our cleanup crews meet at the entrance to Pirates Cove Beach for a short introduction about marine debris and why it’s important that we gather this beach debris data. Our beach cleanups typically last between sixty to ninety minutes hours, and buckets and bags are provided.
Six Things You Should Know About Our Beach Cleanups
- Our cleanups are open to the public – you do NOT need to be an SPC member to volunteer.
- SPC beach cleanups are typically held on the last Sunday of every month.*
- Our beach cleanups typically start at 10:00 am during the Fall, Winter, and Spring and 8:00 am during the Summer.*
- Our Cleanups typically last for between 60 to 90 minutes.
- SPC will provide all the supplies, including bags, gloves, and datasheets.
- Volunteers are encouraged to wear work gloves to minimize our use of disposable gloves and bring water in a reusable bottle.
- We suggest participants dress in layers and wear sturdy, close-toed shoes for safety.