2011-04-14 / Front Page

Earth Day cleanup this Saturday

The Jamestown Conservation Commission will hold its annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 16. Participants should meet at the recreation center at 8:30 a.m. and breakfast will be served courtesy of Slice of Heaven before volunteers are divided into groups and dispatched to the shoreline access points.

Commissioner Patrick Driscoll said volunteers will need to wear work clothes and gloves and anybody with a pickup truck to help haul bags of trash to the dumpster donated by Island Rubbish would be appreciated.

The shoreline access points this year will include Mackerel Cove Town Beach, East Ferry, West Ferry, Potter’s Cove, Park Dock, Jamestown Shores Beach, Fort Getty, Hull Cove and Sheffi eld Cove.

Following cleanup, hamburgers, Italian sausage and hot dogs, which were donated by Windmist Farm, Watson Farm and Pat’s Pastured, will be served by Conanicut Island Land Trust.

“Any kid who needs community service hours can show up and meet [Bonnie Jamison at the recreation center], whether it be picking up trash or planting dune grass,” Driscoll said. Youth volunteers will work at Mackerel Cove.

Last year volunteers for the Earth Day cleanup collected over 4,000 pounds of garbage from Jamestown’s shorelines.

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