Marshfield: Cohasset students volunteer to clean Brant Rock beach

Cohasset High School has volunteered to sweep a Marshfield beach as part of an ‘environmental cleanup day’.

This month, about 100 Cohasset students will be bussed to Brant Rock beach for one day to collect, identify, record, and dispose of all debris found on the shore up to Fourth Cliff in Scituate.

Marshfield Selectmen received a letter from the social studies department at Cohasset High School that says the cleanup will be done in accordance with Coast Sweep, which is an organization that collects information from coastal communities for a nation-wide survey.

Selectmen Chair Matt McDonough thinks it’s a great idea, “We get the benefit of getting our beaches a little bit more clean and we also get the benefit of having our neighbors come in and have an educational opportunity.”

Selectmen John Hall joked about the beach closings Marshfield experienced this summer due to excessive seaweed but also believes it’s a great deed.

The board agreed, as long as the Cohasset students don’t harm the natural environment the beach cleanup can only help Marshfield. The request was approved.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.