NESS and Misquamicut Business Association Host 14th Misquamicut Beach Salt Pond Challenge

Westerly, RI – New England Science & Sailing (NESS) Foundation, the Westerly Recreation Department, and the Misquamicut Business Association will co-host the 14th Annual Misquamicut Beach Salt Pond Challenge on Tuesday, August 16 (rain date Monday, August 29) at 6:30pm at the Winnapaug Salt Pond. All proceeds from the one-mile swim will benefit Westerly schools' field trips to NESS and beach and pond area cleanups.
The start/finish line is located at the sandy beach area across from the state beach pavilion at 155 Atlantic Ave, Westerly, RI.
Parking is free at Misquamicut State Beach (west side) and check-in begins at 5:30pm. Entry fee is $20 per person until midnight before the event or $30 the day of the event. To register, visit

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New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc. (NESS), is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ocean adventure education organization that engages students in experiential learning to build confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Marine sciences, adventure sports, and sailing are platforms for inquiry-based learning, transformational personal discovery, teaching respect and responsibility for the sea, and creating connections with the community. NESS operates year-round with families, schools, and organizations to provide high-quality programs that blend an innovative curriculum with exciting ocean adventure activities.