2009-04-16 / Letters to the Editor

Help clean up our beaches on Saturday

Please join the Conservation Commission on our annual Earth Day Island Shoreline Cleanup and help keep Jamestown beautiful! You can make a difference by lending a hand - show you care by helping on Saturday morning.

We will be sending teams to all of Jamestown's public shoreline access areas on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sites will include East Ferry Town Beach, Potter's Cove, Park Dock, Jamestown Shores Beach, Fort Getty, Mackerel Cove, Hull Cove, Sheffield Cove and West Ferry.

We will 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, work cloths and gloves (your own) to pick up the garbage. We NEED your help and the help of anyone you know including your children to address the never-ending stream of refuse that finds its way from the hands of a million different strangers to our doorsteps. The more volunteers the easier the job; we have a lot of ground to uncover.

Volunteers with trucks would be especially appreciated as we need to collect the bags roadside and deposit them in the dumpster donated by Island Rubbish Services. Lunch will be served by the Conanicut Island Land Trust following the mornings' activities.

The Jamestown Conservation Commission would like to thank all prospective volunteers in advance for their assistance with this Earth Day project.

Patrick Driscoll Jamestown Conservation Commission

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