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Spring 2021 Beach Clean-up

SATURDAY, MARCH 20TH, 9AM-2PM

It's that time again - the Duxbury Beach Spring Sweep! With public health concerns in mind, this spring sweep will look a little different from the norm.  We're asking everyone to register online (see more below) and bring clean-up supplies from home.   We'll provide the dumpster and DBR volunteers will be hanging around the beach to answer questions.

Planning for the Day

A few things to remember so that you’re comfortable & safe:

  • Please bring a container for trash and gloves from home

  • It is always cooler at the beach, so bring layers

  • Note: there are no restrooms available at the beach

  • Bring water and snacks

  • Mask up if you cannot socially distance and follow other COVID-19 protocols.

 

Directions:

From Duxbury: access via the Powder Point Bridge.

From Marshfield/north: access via Canal St to Gurnet St. and drive south past the Pavilion to the main, paved lot near the Powder Point Bridge

 

When You Arrive:

If you have a current ORV permit: please access the beach at the open crossovers. 

  • Remember that driving and parking above the posts is not allowed (between the posts & dune).

  • Low tide is at 11:40am so plan accordingly.

  • Note: The 3rd crossover is not open.

 

If you are signed up for General Beach Clean-up (you do not have an ORV permit):

  • You can park in the large paved lot (east end of Powder Point Bridge) and walk onto the beach OR

  • If you’d like to & your car is able, drive down the sand road and park in the pullouts to access the beach or bayside. Please use paths, do not walk over the dunes. Do not park in the road or on crossovers.

 

Trash Pick-up:

  • If you see trash in the dunes or marsh, please enter carefully and leave promptly. Do not walk around on dunes or in the marsh.

  • If you see large items, mark the location with a rock on the nearest post and we will remove later.

  • Please bring all trash to the dumpster in the large paved parking lot (at the east end of the Powder Point Bridge) or leave along the road for pickup.

  • It’s important to remove small pieces of plastic as they continue to break down and become microplastics - so small that they are eaten by fish, birds, and other animals

  • If you find sharps (needles), do not pick up. Contact us at (781) 399-5324 and someone will come get it.

  • Feel free to spread out along the beach or bayside. Again, do not stroll through the dunes or marsh searching for trash.

  • Please leave all natural items (driftwood, etc.) on the beach. Pick up only man-made trash.

 

Questions:  While you do not need to check-in, please head over to the Guard House at the end of the bridge if you have any questions. There will also be several DBR-identified trucks travelling on the road if you need anything.

While we have to stay apart to keep everyone safe, we’d love to see your clean-up efforts on social media!  Use the hashtag #duxburybeachspringsweep and tag @duxburybeachreservation to encourage others to get out outside and reduce trash in our environment.

Questions? Contact info@duxburybeachreservation.org.

Beach Status

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Duxbury Beach Operations Division.

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