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CBC PARTNERS WITH ROZALIA PROJECT FOR A CLEAN OCEAN
FOR ROV SUBMARINE DEMOS AND TRASH BASH 7/14, 9 AM - NOON
The Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean is dedicated to finding and removing trash and marine debris from the ocean and working with waterfront groups, municipalities, non-profits, individuals, sailing centers, yacht clubs and people who want to protect the water to get cleaning and spread the word about marine debris, it's prevention and how to be part of the solution.
The Rozalia team will be in Providence to spread the word, look for and clean up trash and demonstrate how our equipment works. Join us at Community Boating Center in Providence on 7/14 from 9 AM - Noon. You will learn about marine debris and how it affects the Providence River (and attached Atlantic Ocean) and you can check out the ROV and flying around the river bottom - you never know what we will find. We will also have a Trash Bash, kayak clean-up tour of the Providence River to see how much trash we can collectively pull from the river with our new kayaks. - Come join us!
John O'Flaherty, Executive Director, Community Boating Center.
The Rozalia Project is a must-see experience. Similar to viewing a great movie or performance, its over before you are ready for it to be. Rachael Miller has an energy and welcoming presence that when combined with captivating technology like an ROV submersible or side-scan sonar produces a sure-bet winner of a program.
Our eight through eleven year old sailors immediately latched onto Rachael's engaging nature and dutiful explanation of the extraordinarily long life expectancy of common ocean trash. Our teens shouted excitedly at live images of crabs protecting their submerged piling homes with open-claw prowess.
Our instructors and adults demonstrated their technical aptitude and “Discovery Channel” cache of knowledge with questions about sea-floor composition, depth parameters, and range capabilities of the ROV all being demonstrated up front and personal, and in real time. A great show for all for a great cause – now that's a blockbuster hit.
Check out www.rozaliaproject.org or join the conversation on their Facebook page (rozalia project) but most importantly, please help us take action against the garbage patches that are growing in all of our planets oceans. Thank you!
Here is what you can do:
1. Check out Rozalia Project at CBC 7/14, 6-8 pm.
2. Cut, paste and send the intro below to all of your friends.
3. Use your social media to spread the word... tweet, post, blog.
4. If you would like daily reminders and facts about marine debris, become a fan on Facebook or email me directly.
5. Have a great summer hopefully swimming, surfing, sailing and enjoying an about to be cleaner ocean.
Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean is a non-profit organization run by Rachael Z. Miller and James Lyne, both sailors who live (when not cleaning the ocean) in Vermont. Our mothership is American Promise, Dodge Morgans famed circumnavigator, past sail training vessel for the US Naval Academy and now an ocean trash hunter. In addition to nets we use a combination of ROV and sonar to search the sea floor for trash and debris. We are dedicated to clean oceans everywhere but are operating on the Northeast coast of the US.
Community Boating Center (CBC) is a non-profit, 501c3 recreational organization offering all members of the community an opportunity to sail. Located in India Point Park, CBC provides outreach, sailing lessons and affordable access to the Providence waterfront. Gifts of cash or property to CBC may be treated as charitable donations for Federal Tax purposes.
For additional information contact:
Community Boating Center
tel: 401.454.SAIL (7245)
Learn more: Rozalia