Beach Cleanups

The Shaw Institute works with local organizations, such as the Blue Hill Heritage Trust, to create events with local communities that help remove harmful trash from beaches around us. Join us as we clean up trash from these beautiful ecosystems, and there might even be some amazing, local goodies donated by some of our supporters as a ‘thank you!’ Trash collected is then taken back to the institute for analysis via our Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) to learn more about the pollution itself, where it’s coming from, and what can be done with it.

Please contact our Special Projects Coordinator for more information or to plan your own clean-up.