We are a non-profit program whose goal is to protect & preserve the shoreline.
October 8th 3:30-6:00 Jacobs Beach, Guilford, CT
Come and support us! We'll have an info booth and bake sale table set up to raise money to construct an Osprey nest structure. After, join us to clean-up the beach.
Thanks to you Waves of Freedom had another successful beach clean-up event! More than 50 volunteers joined us in cleaning up Jacob's Beach on Guilford Clean-Up Day. We hauled away a truckload of beach debris including plastic fencing, wooden door, rugs, lumber, lots of cans, bottles and plastic, and even a propane tank! Yuck! We raised a ton of money going to support the new things coming to Jacob's Beach! We hope to see you at our next clean-up!
Thank you to Tess, a volunteer and our guest speaker from A Place Called Hope, who brought us a little injured hawk and taught us all about the dangers of plastic and pollution to our wildlife. We found out that what we are all doing is a big help to animals. Thanks to every one who helped out, the creatures on the beach are safer than ever!
Everyone enjoyed yummy treats from our bake sale and bought Waves of Freedom Tshirts to spread the word about our mission. We raised $390 to put toward the purchase of a new beach item for the Jacob's Beach Renovation. Check out our Photo Gallery to see snapshots of all the fun we had! -- The Waves of Freedom crew
What Waves of Freedom has been up to.....
After checking out Guilford's Jacobs Beach, Lily Riccio & Elle Petra were not pleased.
On October 4th, 2015 Waves of Freedom founders, Lily Riccio & Elle Petra, walked down to one of their favorite beaches in Guilford... Jacobs Beach. They surveyed the area for trash and unfortunately found more than they wanted to. A stray piece of caution tape lined the shore of the beach and wrappers were stuck in some seaweed. "While I was walking around I noticed something shiny. I thought it might be sea glass. It was a glass beer can" says Lily," Next to it were three more." "Even though we have been putting in effort to clean up this beach we need as much help as possible." Lily stated, "Everything makes a difference." The two than decided to continue to survey the beach. They headed towards an area where sea grass grew and small waves were. "Lily and I found small wrappers. I was really sad and determined to help even more." Elle said. Waves of Freedom plans to host their annual Fall Event at this beach at 3:00-4:30 on October 17th. "Elle, Maggie and I really need your help. Our Guilford beaches need to stay clean so people can enjoy them." Waves of Freedom encourages you to purchase items from their Bake Sale which will be at the event or you can help out by buying a shirt. "Everything counts!" Says Elle who is very excited for the upcoming event. See you there! Read more
Who We Are....
We are a small program, formed by 3 girls, that are trying to help the local beaches. These 3 girls want to make a change. They wanted to make a difference. We all love our Guilford beaches, but you can't love them by saying you do, especially if you don't take care of them. Careless citizens throw their garbage on beaches leaving what the animals know best as ... food! They usually eat it and sadly, those animals usually end up dying. That's why Waves of Freedom was put together, we knew we had to help because this was going too far. Animals were being hurt. As we always say, "DONATE BECAUSE YOU CAN,DO IT BECAUSE YOU CARE!" Because no matter how small or big your donation is, it's still making a difference!
Spring Clean up Photos Courtesy of Jennifer Mandel