2008-04-24 / About Town

Volunteers needed for island shoreline cleanup this Saturday

The Jamestown Conservation Commission will host their annual Earth Day clean up to help keep Jamestown beautiful this Saturday, April 26. Teams will be sent to all of Jamestown's public shoreline access areas between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sites to be cleaned include East Ferry Town Beach, Potter's Cove, Park Dock, Jamestown Shores Beach, Fort Getty, Mackerel Cove, Hull Cove, Sheffield Cove and West Ferry.

Everyone should meet at the Jamestown Recreation Center around 8 a.m. for coffee and muffins, which will be generously provided by Slice of Heaven. Crews will then be assembled and dispatched to the various points on the island, armed with trash bags. Everyone should wear gloves, work clothes and waterproof shoes or boots.

The commission needs the help of everyone, including children, to address the never-ending stream of refuse that finds its way from the hands of a million different strangers to Jamestown's doorstep. The more volunteers the easier the job- there is a lot of ground to cover.

Volunteers with trucks would be especially appreciated as bags need to be collected along the roadside and deposited in the dumpster donated by Island Rubbish Services. A lunch will be served by the Conanicut Island Land Trust following the mornings' activities.

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