DIVE IN WITH US
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.
MARINE DEBRIS TRAWLS
Seaside collects and catalogs data on microplastics in Gloucester Bay, the Ipswich River and other Cape Ann locations through original field projects that utilize novel protocols and established methods.
THE END OF SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
Together with our allies, we advocated successfully for citywide bans on single-use plastics in Gloucester, Essex, Rockport, and Beverly. We have now shared the documents we used with the public, so that others can use them to take action in their communities.
CONSERVE AND ENRICH
We believe that art can inform and inspire people to support a more sustainable world. Our collaboration with local Gloucester schools has produced bold and engaging student-created public art projects.
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.
4 Successful Single-Use Bans
Seaside has led successful campaigns in Gloucester, Rockport, Beverly, 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!