Litter situation is better, but work remains…
Posted April 30, 2009 at 12:01 am by Ian Byington
My friend Lori Stokes just dropped off this note for you, including a list of places that need help getting picked up:
Litter Picker-Uppers Rock!!!!!
By Captain Pick-It Up, mascot of the San Juan Island Anti-Litter Initiative
Two years have passed since the Imagine No Litter! campaign was launched by the San Juan Island Anti-Litter Initiative. By anyone’s estimation, the campaign has been an astounding success, with over 100 participants regularly picking up litter on island roadsides and beaches.
I can’t thank all of our volunteers enough for their tireless commitment to keeping San Juan Island litter-free so that all of us can enjoy its pristine beauty. It would be wonderful to be able to say that our job is done and that we can abandon our efforts. Unfortunately, because of the thoughtless behavior of too many residents and visitors, it is still necessary for us to pick up seemingly endless amounts of cigarette butts, plastic bags, beer cans, and assorted other pieces of litter that either escape from the back of pick-up trucks or are deliberately tossed from car windows.
Our list of litter-picker-uppers has remained amazingly consistent, with almost all original volunteers still on our roster of participants. Other new volunteers have joined the effort from time to time. If you’re not signed up to help and would like to join us, here is a list of roadsides that currently need adopting:
Bailer Hill Road from Douglas to Wold
Beaverton Valley Road from Ivan to Erickson
Pear Point from the gravel pit to Duffy House (November to March only)
San Juan Drive from Reuben Tarte to southern end of road
San Juan Valley Road from Boyce to Hidden Meadows
San Juan Valley Road from Emmerling to Douglas
Sutton Road from Roche Harbor Road to transfer station entrance
West Side Road from Hannah to Thimbleberry
West Side Road from the county park to Mitchell Bay Road
West Valley Road from Raven Ridge to Skottowe
West Valley Road from English Camp entrance to Boyce
Wold Road from Lavender Farm to SJ Valley Road
Any roads in town!
If you are willing to help, please call Lori Stokes at 378‑4643 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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