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Wednesday, January 28, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series:

"Rock, Gravel, Sand - The Geology of Our Local Beaches"

Dr. Lindley Hanson - Professor of Geology, Salem State University

Where: Abbot Public Library, lower level meeting room

235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01915

Free and Open to the Public.

Have you ever noticed that our local beaches can vary from largely mud, sand, gravel or sometimes boulders? And that each beach takes on a different form?  What causes these variations? How and why does each beach respond differently to storm activity?  Dr. Lindley Hanson, from Salem State University Geological Science Department, will describe and explain the array of beaches on the North Shore to address the variability and dynamics of our local beaches. In addition, she will show evidence of a higher sea level in our past and discuss the future of our beaches with expected sea level rise.

More info on our calendar.

Thursday, January 22, 8:30 - 10:30am

snow date: Friday January 23, same time

North Coastal Bacterial TMDL

Peabody Institute Library, Gordon Room

15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923

Free and Open to the Public

TMDL stands for Total Minimum Daily Load and all the North Coastal Watershed which extends from Salisbury down to Revere is under a TMDL for Pathogens, that is, BACTERIA.

This informational session is a great opportunity to learn what this means for our communities as they manage stormwater that flows into our coastal waters. We are pleased to have both representatives from MassDEP and EPA provide a TMDL overview and implementation, plus what this means for stormwater permitting. Implementation possibilities and local initiatives will be shared.

More info on our calendar.

Co-sponsored by MassBays and MAPC North Shore Taskforce

2014 International Coastsweep

Salem Sound Coastwatch coordinated beach and river cleanups in Beverly, Salem, Marblehead, Peabody, and Swampscott.

115 volunteers picked up 845 lbs of trash from 12 locations which included over 5,400 cigarette butts.

Some unusual finds were the lower half of a manikin, Christmas lights, eyeglasses, and rugs. We also found a car key and a class ring. Both were return to their owners.

Thank you to all who helped clean our coastline.

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 Community Report coming soon.

Read about Salem Sound Coastwatch
in the July 2014 North Shore Magazine
Shore Corps - Salem Sound Coastwatch
Go to Page 100 - 105.


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