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Adopt a Beach | Adopted Beaches Map



To become a beachkeeper is simple. You need to decide on a beach, island, or cove to adopt and take the Adopt a Beach training. The training is fun and informative. Barbara Warren, the SSCW Executive Director, will show you everything you need to know to conduct the beach survey and begin monitoring your beach. Training takes about two hours of classroom instruction. Adopted beaches are then surveyed by the team and Barbara Warren, which takes from one to two hours depending on the complexity of the area and people's interest.

Beachkeepers are asked to share your thoughts, actions and photos with SSCW staff so we can keep a record of what is being done (found) and then shared.


The next training will be scheduled for the beginning of March 2015. Email or call if you want to be trained: or 978-741-7900

Please fill in the Volunteer sign-up form (171 KB Word Doc) and make sure you tell us when you are available for the training. Program Description (34 KB PDF)


Runoff eelgrass
During a survey, the runoff from a pipe is investigated, and on the left, what looks to be seaweed turns out to be eelgrass washed up on the beach.