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Inspiring a SEA Change

Our oceans, seas, wetlands, and estuaries are threatened. At Seaside Sustainability, we're passionate about protecting and restoring our waterways and communities through education and action. Get involved. Together, we can make a difference.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY ADVISORY TEAM

If you’re looking to make an impact on protecting our oceans and communities, we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers like you to join our team.

BANKING FOR GLOUCESTER COMMUNITY

Bank Gloucester will donate a total of $25,000 to 21 organizations this year. The community decides the winners! Please show your support for Seaside Sustainability by voting! Voting will close Wednesday, Sept. 30th at 5pm.
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THE END OF SINGLE-USE PLASTIC

Together with our allies, we advocated successfully for citywide bans on single-use plastics in Gloucester, Essex, and Rockport. We have now shared the documents we used with the public, so that others can use them to take action in their communities.
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THE SEABIN

Seaside Sustainability proudly utilizes Seabins in our effort to clean local waterways. Seabins act as floating garbage cans, by intercepting floating debris, collecting macro and micro plastics, and even trapping surface oils and detergents
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CHEBACCO LAKE RESTORATION

Seaside Sustainability is excited to be spearheading the Chebacco Lake Coalition working towards the restoration of Chebacco Lake and the surrounding watershed.We are currently seeking volunteers during the month of August to sign up for 2-3 hour morning and afternoon shifts to take part in the Alewife Brook restoration efforts at the corner of Apple St. and Western Ave. in Essex.
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"DIVE IN WITH SEASIDE" PODCAST

Interns at Seaside Sustainability start a new conversation around environmentalism through creating accessible and engaging content to inspire like-minded individuals within our local communities. 

Let's tackle the latest sustainability topics one step at a time through education and action. So dive in with us, and together we can make a difference!

150 Million Gallons Filtered

Our marine debris trawls filter microplastics and macroplastics directly from ocean water along Cape Ann. With each gallon filtered, we remove harmful, non-biodegradable substances that can hurt our local wildlife.

BY THE NUMBERS

550 Students Educated in the Field

Through our marine science programs, more than 550 students have participated in hands-on experiences with endangered ecosystems, invasive species, and more.

3 Successful Single-Use Bans

Seaside has led successful campaigns in Gloucester, Rockport, and Essex to replace single-use plastics with biodegradable alternatives. In fact, Rockport now boasts one of the most comprehensive plastic bans in the country!