Dave McLaughlin – Clean Ocean Access Executive Director

“The trash skimmers on Aquidneck Island combined with hands-on experiential environmental education activities have generated an enormous island-wide wave of stewardship momentum. Everyone loves the technology & purpose of the skimmers, and each visit, social media post, outreach event, and discussion brings the community together with a common recognition that the global issue of plastic and marine debris in the ocean is a solvable problem and it starts with each of us making better decisions on land.”