Ashira Morris

Communications Associate CLF Massachusetts @ashiramorris

Ashira Morris is CLF’s Communications Associate. She updates New Englanders about the oceans, environmental justice, and clean water programs.

Before joining CLF, Ashira created a quarterly publication for a foundation focused on mental health in college students. She has also worked for MassINC, the PBS NewsHour, and the Center for American Progress. She holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and French from the University of Florida.

Recent Posts

No Splash Zone: Charles River Swim Cancelled
This weekend, I was signed up to swim a mile in Massachusetts’s Charles River. I was supposed to jump into the river, proving that it’s clean and safe. It was supposed to be a celebration. Instead, the Charles River Swimming Club’s One-Mile Swim was cancelled because of dangerously high bacteria levels in the water. The…
Right Whale Festival Showcases Youth Activism
The North Atlantic right whale is on the brink of extinction, but there’s still hope for it to survive. We’re committed to an all-hands-on-deck approach to saving New England’s iconic whale – from litigation to legislation to community engagement. As part of those efforts, we were thrilled to co-host the 2019 Right Whale Festival at…
Meet the Winners of CLF and Bow Seat’s Healthy Whale, Healthy Ocean Challenge
With fewer than 420 North Atlantic right whales remaining, we’re taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to saving this iconic species. That includes engaging young activists through creative projects like the Healthy Whale, Healthy Ocean Challenge, presented by CLF and Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs. The art contest invited K–12 students from the New England and Gulf…
Meet Jen Duggan
You grew up near Cancer Alley in Louisiana. How did that shape your view of environmental, health, and justice issues? I can still remember driving between my childhood home near New Orleans and Baton Rouge to visit family. This stretch of land along the Mississippi River is lined with dozens of industrial and chemical plants…


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