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Washington Trust Announces Third Annual Rhode Island Statewide Beach Cleanup

March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019

Community partnership with the RI DEM to clean eight beaches across the State

What: The Washington Trust Company, in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, will hold its third annual Washington Trust Statewide Beach Cleanup on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 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.

During last year’s Cleanup, which took place on Earth Day, 200 volunteers collected more than 115 bags of trash in preparation for the official opening of the State’s beaches this May.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 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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