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Washington Trust Announces Second Annual Rhode Island Statewide Beach Cleanup to Take Place on Earth Day

April 03, 2018

April 3, 2018

Westerly, RI – The Washington Trust Company, in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, will hold the second annual Washington Trust Statewide Beach Cleanup on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at eight beaches across Rhode Island – Charlestown Breachway and East Beach in Charlestown, East Matunuck beach in South Kingstown, Misquamicut beach in Westerly, Fred Benson Town Beach on Block Island and the Roger Wheeler, Salty Brine and Scarborough beaches in Narragansett. Join us as we bring together the Rhode Island community to ready our beaches for the summer season and preserve one of our State’s greatest resources.

2017 marked the first year of the Washington Trust Statewide Beach Cleanup, during which more than 100 volunteers collected more than 80 bags of trash.

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018 (Earth Day) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a 10:45 a.m. check-in time. This event is rain or shine.

Where: The following Rhode Island beaches…

  • Charlestown Breachway, Charlestown, RI
  • East Beach, Charlestown, RI
  • East Matunuck Beach, South Kingstown, RI
  • Misquamicut Beach, Westerly, RI
  • Fred Benson Town Beach, Block Island, RI
  • Roger Wheeler Beach, Narragansett, RI
  • Salty Brine Beach, Narragansett, RI
  • Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, RI

Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies. Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage banking, personal banking and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ: WASH). Additional information on Washington Trust and its subsidiaries can be found at

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