Sea Scout Ship 5 – Refillable Water Station Grand Opening – Youth Environmental Summit

Saturday May 21, 2022  11AM – 1PM

Gloucester Harbormaster Building
19 Harbor Loop # 2, Gloucester, MA 01930    

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With the help of a grant from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and NOAA, Sea Scout Ship 5 has installed a public refillable water station at the Gloucester Harbormaster Building on Harbor loop.  The Grand Opening is Saturday May 21 from 11-1.  In addition to the Grand Opening, there will be local Environmental Organizations on hand to showcase their projects and offer opportunities for our community and youth to get involved.

Ship 5 has been working with the Gloucester Harbormaster since 2017 collecting and documenting trash at public boat landings on Cape Ann. To date Ship 5 crew members have logged over 33,500 items on the Marine Debris Tracker. Plastics are the worst offender. This refillable water station is Ship 5’s attempt at making a change. The trash is not going away, but maybe, with the refillable water station, people will change their habits and stop buying disposable water bottles. Everyone can use the refillable water station and feel they are part of the solution in the attempt to reduce plastics in the ocean.

Per manufacturers recommendations the Refillable Water Station will only be operational in the warmer months, Mid-May through Mid-October.  Ship 5 will continue to maintain the refillable water station throughout the summer. The unit is filtered and has a water meter. Sea Scout Ship 5 will monitor the water usage and will be able to determine the number of potential water bottles that were kept from the ocean.

The Youth Environmental Summit portion of the event is to introduce the community and other youth to local environmental organizations that are available for people to participate in.  There are environmental organizations that want youth involvement but are having trouble finding interested youth.  And there are youth looking for environmental organizations. Ship 5 Youth Environmental Summit is a place to meet.

Sea Scout Ship 5 is chartered by Elks Lodge 892 and is a branch of the Boys Scouts of America BSA

Facebook page:  Seascoutshipno.5

Sea Scouts BSA 

The Purpose of Sea Scouts

For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.

The Sea Scout Program

Sea Scout units– called ships- are established all across the country on oceans, bays, rivers, and lakes. They provide limitless opportunities and exciting challenges that you won’t find anywhere else. Sea Scouts is a place to grow and learn, find adventure, and build long lasting friendships.

2 thoughts on “Sea Scout Ship 5 – Refillable Water Station Grand Opening – Youth Environmental Summit

  1. Recently we visited Gloucester and was given a tour of the harbor by our granddaughter, Eleanor Melvin, a member of the Sea Scouts .We were very impressed with her knowledge of the area and the good works the Sea Scouts provide. The water bottle station is a wonderful addition to the harbor.


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