Wellfleet Ocean Week to Focus on Plastics Pollution

Beautiful light on a calm ocean outside the river.

“More Ocean. Less Plastic” is the theme of the Wellfleet Recycling Committee’s Wellfleet Ocean Week (Oct. 9-16), a week-long series of environmental events on the Outer Cape with Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins, founders of the 5 Gyres Institute.

Join the WRC for talks, tours, beach cleanups, music and art, hands-on environmental activities, a 5 Gyres tent at Wellfleet OysterFest, and more! All events are free. For more information CLICK HERE

Ocean Week Schedule

Oct. 9: Wellfleet Ocean Week Kick-Off

A talk on plastic pollution by Marcus Eriksen, co-founder of the
5 Gyres Institute.  Introduced by singer-songwriter and local favorite Zoë Lewis, singing her song ‘Plastic Soup’.

Oct. 10: Wellfleet CoastSweep

Meet at Mayo Beach parking lot.

A CoastSweep beach cleanup event run by Dennis O’Connell, Wellfleet Conservation Trust with Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins founders of the 5 Gyres Institute; co-sponsored by Friends of the Herring River, Mass Audubon, Wellfleet’s Conservation Commission and Open Space Committee

Oct. 10: ‘Plastic Paradise’ film screening

Film screening and presentation by Marcus Eriksen. Sponsored by the Center for Coastal Studies, and the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Oct. 14: Tour of Chopper Young’s oyster grant

Oyster Farm Tour with champion shucker Chopper Young.  Rubber gloves and boots required. To sign up, please call Lonni Briggs:  508 237 6051

Oct. 15: Tackling Marine Pollution

Presentation and panel moderated by Heather Goldstone of WCAI radio with Ocean Conservancy, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Center for Coastal Studies, and
5 Gyres Institute

Oct. 15-16: OysterFest Tent

Come meet the 5 Gyres crew! An opportunity to learn more and engage in “More Ocean. Less Plastic.”… the goal of the 5 Gyres Institute and allied organizations.
Look and learn about the sea creature sculptures in the “Plastic in our Oceans:

Food for Thought” art exhibit for children outside Preservation Hall

Oct. 16: ‘Smog of the Sea’ film screening

Short film screening on the latest 5 Gyres Institute research.