Litter Free By the Sea

Posted April 29, 2016 at 11:53 am by

Islanders Bank clean up team - Contributed photo

Islanders Bank clean up team - Contributed photo

Lori Stokes shares this recap of last week’s clean up event on the islands…

Co-orga­niz­ers of the sixth annu­al Great Islands Clean-Up on San Juan Island — Lori Stokes, Jana Marks, and David Dehlen­dorf — would like to thank our island’s approx­i­mate­ly 300 vol­un­teers who par­tic­i­pat­ed this year, help­ing to make San Juan Island “lit­ter-free by the sea.”

Over 100 of these lit­ter-pick­er-uppers cleaned our beach­es (includ­ing South Beach, Granny’s Cove, Jack­sons Beach, 4th of July Beach, Eagle Cove, Mul­no Cove, and Third Lagoon), and the rest cleaned our road­sides. A grand total of about 2,150 pounds of lit­ter was collected!!

Many groups pro­vid­ed enthu­si­as­tic volunteers:

Bail­er Hill Con­struc­tion, Cub Scout Pack 4090, Cut­throat Pirates, Fri­day Har­bor Labs, Friends of the San Juans, Island Air, Islanders Bank, Kiwa­nis, League of Women Vot­ers, Leo’s Club, Light­house Preschool, Lions, Mitchell Pt. Lit­ter Ladies & Gents, Mt. Dal­las Vol­un­teer Group, Paideia School, Raven­hill Con­struc­tion, Rotary, San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank, San Juan Coun­ty Parks, San Juan Island Nation­al His­toric Park, Sorop­ti­mists, Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School, Still­point School, Trash Mas­ters, and Vinny’s,

These groups were sup­ple­ment­ed by the efforts of numer­ous oth­er vol­un­teers who picked up lit­ter near their homes or busi­ness­es. A spe­cial shout-out goes to Paideia School with the largest group of par­tic­i­pants (by far!), with 50 stu­dents, par­ents, and friends all join­ing in the fun. (More pho­tos below)

A HUGE thank you goes to Pete Moe of Orcas and Niky­ta Palmisani and Nick Teague of Lopez, who orga­nized par­al­lel clean-up events on their islands. Orcas and Lopez had a com­bined total of 140 par­tic­i­pants who col­lect­ed about 2,700 pounds of litter!

Spe­cial acknowl­edge­ment also goes to San Juan San­i­ta­tion for pick­ing up and dis­pos­ing of many of the col­lect­ed bags of lit­ter on San Juan and Orcas Islands, as well as to San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Works for sup­ply­ing grab­bers, gloves, vests, and bags; and to the San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce for hand­ing out these supplies.

Spring Street International School - Contributed photo

Spring Street International School - Contributed photo

Land Bank - Contributed photo

Land Bank - Contributed photo

Rotary Club - Contributed photo

Rotary Club - Contributed photo

Rotary Club - Contributed photo

Rotary Club - Contributed photo

Leos Club - Contributed photo

Leos Club - Contributed photo

Stillpoint school - Contributed photo

Stillpoint school - Contributed photo

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One comment...

  1. Thank you all!!!

    Comment by SML on April 29, 2016 at 6:49 pm

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