Great Islands Clean-up takes place April 23
Posted April 6, 2022 at 2:20 pm by San Juan Update
The San Juan County Department of Environmental Stewardship shares details about the Island’s major annual public clean-up event.
The Great Islands Clean-up is back in person. Come join your fellow Islanders for the 2022 Spring Great Islands Clean-up on Saturday, April 23, between 10 a.m and 2 p.m.
This year’s theme, All Hands on Deck, celebrates our collaborative efforts as a community to keep our oceans and roads litter free. During this event, participants of all ages can sign-up to collect trash on a designated beach or road, and then bring their trash to the central meeting spot to be counted.
On San Juan Island, meet at 10 a.m. at the San Juan Island Brewing Co. parking lot at 410 A Street to pick up trash collection equipment and receive beach and roadway assignments. Coffee and goodies will be provided by Lautenbach Recycling to fuel your efforts (bring your own coffee cup, please). Drop-off your collected trash at the same location by 2:30 p.m. There will be an after-party at San Juan Island Brewing Co. starting at 3 p.m. If you’d like to be assigned a location ahead of time, contact Katherine for beaches and contact Tina for roads.
“Plastic pollution in our oceans is having a devastating impact on marine life and human health,” says Katie Fleming, San Juan County’s Solid Waste Coordinator. “The Great Islands Clean-up is a good opportunity for our community to join together and address this global issue. Every little bit helps – hundreds of volunteers collect thousands of pounds of trash during this bi-annual event in the islands each spring and fall.”
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