2007-04-26 / Letters to the Editor

Thanks for helping with the cleanup

The Jamestown Conservation Commission would like to express our appreciation for all those who made our annual Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup a success this past Saturday: the Town for allowing us to use the Recreation Center as a rallying point, Slice of Heaven for getting us started with coffee and muffins, the Lion's Club for their efforts and all those who gave up their Saturday morning to clean our island's shoreline. We also thank those who provided their trucks for delivering the bagged litter to the dumpster. Finally, we thank the Conanicut Island Land Trust for providing a hearty lunch and thanks to State Representative Bruce Long for providing Del's Lemonade. Thanks also to the Jamestown Press for spreading the word about our efforts.

Island Rubbish Services generously provided the dumpster into which we managed to cram 2.07 tons of beach litter, including the remains of six boats. It is our hope that all Jamestown residents and visitors alike will enjoy our public shoreline access areas in the upcoming months and not find trash everywhere they look-at least for awhile. One often hears the adage "think globally, act locally" how- ever, without having first acted locally, thinking "globally" becomes somewhat ethereal, essentially an idle thought. Picking up the litter is great and needs to be an annual rite, otherwise our shoreline would be a showcase for all the things we discard that never go away. We need to better manage our footprint in this world. In the meantime, let us band together every year (and sometimes in between) and pick up the litter to keep Jamestown beautiful.

Patrick Driscoll Jamestown Conservation


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