ACCA sponsors and joins in on clean ups sponsored by Save the Sound and other organizations twice a year.  There is a Spring clean up and a Fall clean up.  Check the News section for upcoming clean ups or become a member and receive our e-mail updates. 

Fall Clean Up - November 7

This year's beach clean up by ACCA in conjunction with Save the Sound will be held on Saturday, November 7 starting at 10 AM and continuing until noon.  Please meet at 10 AM at St. Mary's-by-the-Sea and look for the Save the Sound flag.  The area to be cleaned is along the St. Mary's seawall, St. Mary's beach, and north along the shoreline of Ash Creek (along Gilman Street).  Thank you to Roger Ludwig of ACCA for organizing this clean up as he has for many years and to Professor Kraig Steffen for running this year's clean up. 

St. Mary's/Ash Creek Spring Clean Up 2015

The St. Mary's/Ash Creek Spring Clean Up organized by Peggy Ianniello and Martha Turnerwas held on Saturday, May 9th at 9 AM at St. Mary's beach.  The clean up was conducted along the shoreline of St. Mary's and Ash Creek. 


St. Mary's/Ash Creek Spring Clean Up 2014


Fall 2012 Clean Up of Ash Creek

Special thanks this year to Aidan O'Brien, who coordinated our Fall Clean Up with other Fairfield Prep students on Saturday, October 6th.  Thanks also to Charlie Carroll at the City of Bridgeport for noon time pick up of the trash and debris from the side of the road.  

Fall Clean Up 2012 of Ash Creek Tidal Estuary

Spring Clean Up 2012 - April 7

Please join us for the Spring Clean Up of St. Mary's and the Ash Creek shoreline on Saturday, April 7 at 9 AM at the sand spit at St. Mary's.  Bring trash bags and wear long sleeves/pants and gloves (poison ivy!).  Thank you to Peggy Ianniello, Martha Turner, and Roger Ludwig for organizing this event.

Ash Creek Clean Up - April 27, 2008

Fall Clean Up at Ash Creek

Please join the Ash Creek Conservation Association in a coastal cleanup of the Ash Creek tidal estuary from 8:30 AM to noon on Saturday, September 17, 2011.

This cleanup event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, which is coordinated in Connecticut by Save the Sound, a program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment.

Spring Clean Up on April 9 2011

We will be conducting our annual Spring Ash Creek clean up at 9 AM on Saturday, April 9, 2011which is low tide.  We’ll meet at the driveway at 19 Eames Boulevard.  Please wear a long sleeved shirt, long pants, and gloves because of the poison ivy along the banks of Ash Creek.   Thank you to Roger Ludwig, Peggy Ianniello, and Martha Turner for organizing this event.  Thanks also to Save the Sound for organizing and promoting these clean ups along the shoreline and providing clean up supplies.   Thank you to Mary Jane Foster for providing the coffee and d onuts.