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"How Can We Protect Salem's Coastline?" Tuesday, October 13
The Living Shoreline Project
with the City of Salem

7:00 - 8:00pm, Bentley School, 25 Memorial Drive, Salem

Learn about this new initiative to protect Salem's waterfront from sea level rise and storm surge. At this meeting, sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the City of Salem, the Living Shoreline Project will be presented.

Residents will be asked to share their concerns about erosion, flooding, and coastal damage.

The living shoreline concept is to use plants and other natural materials to strengthen the coastline's resistance to storms and sea level rise. Volunteers will be recruited to help survey the coast, and community involvement is important to the success of this project. For more information contact Salem Sound Coastwatch at info@salemsound.org or call 978-741-7900.

International Coastsweep Time

Join us in one of our beach clean ups where we record what we collect and share this information with MA Coastal Zone Management and the Ocean Conservancy.

Let us know if you want to help: info@salemsound.org
or call 978-741-7900. Links for directions are in our calendar.

Wednesday, October 7. 4:00 pm.
Meet at Palmer Cove Beach, Salem. Parking available at the end of Congress Street

Sunday, October 11. 2:00 pm.
Meet at Phillips Beach, Swampscott to clean Phillips and then Preston Beach, Marblehead.

October 12 - Monday, 4:00 pm.
Small Beach on the Crane River, Danvers;
Meet at the end of Bradstreet Ave. in Danvers

Saturday, October 17. Time 9:00 am.
Meet at Dead Horse Beach. We will work our way from this beach around Salem Willows. Meet at the entrance to Dead Horse Beach

Saturday, October 17. Time 10:00 am
Collins Cove, Salem; Meet at Collins Cove Beach

October 25 - Sunday, Noon
Dane Street Beach, Beverly;
Meet by Restrooms at Dane Street Beach

October 31 - Saturday, 9:00 am.
Palmer Cove, Salem; Meet at the beach, which is tucked in the corner between Palmer Cove Yacht Club and Palmer Cove Park. Parking is available in a small lot next to the park on Leavitt St.

November 14 - Saturday, 9:00 am.
Furlong Park, Salem; Meet at the park, which is on Franklin Street.

Thank you, NOAA B-WET

We have just finished a 2-year project working with the Peabody Higgins Middle School teachers and students. Now we have just received funding to begin working with 7th grade students and teachers in the Salem Public Schools. We continue to work with teachers to bring Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences to their students through our School to Sea program.

Let us continue to celebrate the clean swimmable waters of Salem Sound.

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Talking Trash for Clean Oceans!

Check out our new marine debris campaign funded by NOAA Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach.


See how much we accomplish
Year in Review 2013 and Year in Review 2012.
2014 - 2015 Community Report coming soon.

Enjoy reading about Salem Sound Coastwatch in the North Shore Magazine July 2014 (2.7MB)


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