What Can You Do to Help?
- If you are a commercial or recreational fisherman, participate by bringing lost gear found at sea (with
the exception of lobster traps) to the Yankee Fisherman’s Co-op in Seabrook, the Portsmouth Fish Pier or the Rye Commercial Fish Pier and deposit it in the waste-to-energy dumpster. Bring your monofilament fishing line to the
Co-op or to any monofilament recycling bin. Bins will be placed at most major NH marinas and tackle shops by this summer; locations can be found online
here. After cleaning up the ocean you can further help us out by reporting the debris using our
handy on line form located here.
- Go on a beach cleanup. Cleanups are held on various beaches throughout the year. It is a great way for
you and your family to spend a few hours of quality time together in the sun and helping the environment. For more information on cleanups go to the
Blue Ocean Society web site.
- Adopt a beach. Beaches are available to be adopted by you, your employer, or local organization. For
more information on adoption opportunities go to the Blue Ocean Society web site.
- Clean up ocean litter. Boaters finding floating litter can bring it to shore and deposit it into one of
our bins located throughout the sea coast. A list of bin locations can be found here. After
cleaning up the ocean you can further help us out by reporting the debris using our handy on line form located
- Learn About the Environment. Use our educational materials to educate yourself and your family about
the hazards of marine debris.
- Monitor a monofilament bin. We’re looking for volunteers to help monitor and collect fishing line from
the bins placed at marinas and tackle shops.
- Teachers: involve your students! Classroom presentations and educational materials are available.
Schedule a beach cleanup with your class. We will soon have activities that you can do with your students based on our project web site.