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This summer I was honored to have the opportunity to be a marina trash skimmer intern at Clean Ocean Access. Clean Ocean Access is a non-profit organization located in Middletown, RI with a mission of "action today so future generations can enjoy ocean activities." The organization focuses on eliminating marine debris, improving coastal water quality, and protecting shoreline access. During the summer, my responsibilities included field work on marina trash skimmers including debris removal, community scientist counting of the marine debris, and micro-plastic research. Additionally, I worked in the office on spreadsheets and reports and assisted with advocacy efforts to eliminate marine debris in the community.


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