North Point Sweep - AI
Monday, July 23rd: TFA founder, Billy Weiland, will be making a solo kayak trip across Sinepuxent Bay to The Wedge for an early morning patrol and clean up of the Island. This sweep will also serve as a photography session, as Weiland documents not just the litter washing up on this part of the Island, but also the natural splendor that characterizes Assateague despite the threat of litter and close proximity to busy tourism. Those with their own means of transportation across Sinepuxent Bay (kayak, canoe, boat) interested in meeting at the North Point are welcome to join. We'll be departing bright and early at 6:30 from the West OC marina.
NAB Breweries Corporate Outing and Cleanup - Sinepuxent Bay, AI
Wednesday, August 8th: As a part of the TFA initiative, ACT will serve as the chauffeur for folks from North American Breweries. Billy Weiland will escort several individuals from NAB in the Assateague COASTKEEPER vessel and present a "floating tour of the Island." Kicking things off at 8 am, the tour will begin in the Sinepuxent Bay at the North Point of Assateague Island (the birthplace of TFA) and move southward toward the Verazano Bridge. Those aboard will have a chance to explore the The Wedge at Assateague, glimpse the marshes and coastal ecosystem of the backside of the Island, and learn about TFA, its roots and its mission.
International Coastal Cleanup - AI National Seashore
Saturday, September 22nd: Continuing the ACT tradition of hosting an Assateague Island beach clean up in honor of the Ocean Conservancy's annual International Coastal Cleanup, our Trash Free Assateague team will partner with the National Park Service to facilitate one of the bigger clean ups of the year. University departments/groups, schools, organizations, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to attend as ACT and the NPS facilitate this clean up while discussing the Island and its history. Those that come out will have the opportunity to talk with ACT staff about Trash Free Assateague and its mission. Last year more than 140 people participated in the 2017 Big Fall Clean Up on the Island as accumulated litter from the busy tourist season was collected and removed. This year we are expecting that number to grow significantly. We look forward to seeing you there! Additional details about the 2018 Big Fall Clean Up will be available as we near the event date. For questions please contact Billy Weiland at email@example.com