2008-04-03 / Editorial

Mark your calender for shoreline cleanup

While we're on the subject of being green and kind to our island, we'd like to encourage everyone to mark their calendars for Saturday, April 26. That day has been set aside for the annual Jamestown Shoreline Cleanup, which is held in conjunction with the global Earth Day celebration.

If you've helped out with the past shoreline cleanups you know that literally tons of trash - jetsom and flotsom - is hauled off our island beaches every spring during the morning effort. Debris such as discarded boats, fish nets, outboard motors, lumber, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans are commonly found.

Our beaches certainly look better after their spring cleaning. The effort gets underway at 8 a.m. on April 26 at the Community Center. Volunteers should wear work clothes, work boots and bring work gloves. Volunteers with pickup trucks are always needed.

The project is sposored by the Conservation Commission and the Conanicut Island Land Trust. Lunch and beverages are provided for all volunteers.

The island shoreline cleanup is the perfect way to "think globally and act locally!"

- Jeff McDonough

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