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Join the Clean Ocean Access (COA) team and be a part of the wave of positive momentum that is working to improve ocean health, achieve permanent year-round clean water, and expanding public access to the shoreline on Aquidneck Island. Whether you run it or walk it, enjoying the sunrise crossing the bridge, gives us a great reminder of the importance of our mission: taking action today so that future generations can continue to enjoy ocean activities! Tax ID 46-4894628


Clean Ocean Access is a coastal inspired organization that is cultivating friendships within the community, with a unified desire of working together, taking good care of the environment, and living healthy lives. Since 2006 we have been charged with 3 main areas of focus to make Aquidneck Island a better place for everyone.

CLEAN + Eliminating marine debris from the shoreline (CLEAN) and changing human behavior to improve ocean health. Whether it is enjoying a walk on the coastline, days at the beach with family or a multitude of ocean activities with your friends; CLEAN exists to make sure these activities occur on a beautiful shoreline of a healthy ocean for future generations.

OCEAN + Improving water quality (OCEAN) for permanent year-round clean water from healthy watersheds to marine ecosystems. Once you enter the water to enjoy an ocean activity we all want to know that the water is clean and safe for swimming, fishing, and all ocean activities. OCEAN exists to make sure these activities can occur in clean water.

ACCESS + Working to protect, preserve, and expand shoreline access (ACCESS) for residents and visitors.  Getting to the shoreline is how an ocean activity starts. This is also the issue that prompted the community to start COA. Public access to the shoreline is part of the RI Constitution and expanding public access via CRMC is part of the RI General Assembly laws.