Swampscott residents to clean up the coast

Logan Hill

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On October 13 at 9:30 a.m, Swampscott will host its third annual Coastsweep, in which volunteers will help clean up Fisherman’s Beach in an effort to reduce man-made debris.

Coastsweep is a statewide project that takes place every year in September through November and is sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM). It was created in order to record and analyze the trash found across the state, and develop education and policy initiatives to help reduce it.

The event will last for one to two hours and there are expected to be 10 to 20 volunteers. Fisherman’s Beach was chosen over other beaches in Swampscott due to the heavy amount of trash that piles up on its shoreline.

When asked what one of her hopes for this year’s Coastsweep is, Ms. DeOrio, who is helping to organize and run the project, said “To clean up and catalog more trash than any previous year.”

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