April 22: Earth Day Clean Up on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands

It's time for the Great Islands Clean-up on Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018. Participate in this county-wide greening event where volunteers will collect litter from public beaches and roadways and help make the San Juan Islands "Litter Free by the Sea".


 


SAN JUAN ISLAND:

South Beach clean-up Drop in cleanup is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on South Beach. Stop by and help community members, Friends of the San Juans, and park staff clean up the county's longest beach for people and wildlife. Access to South Beach is from Pickett's Lane off of Cattle Point Road on San Juan Island. Past year's cleanups have removed 100s of pounds of marine debris and litter from this beach. Dress for the weather and bring your picnic.

Roadside clean-ups: Contact Catherine Kenney (360.378.3658 or ckenney@islandersbank.com).

Beach clean-ups: For beach clean-ups, contact Jana Marks (360.378.2319 or jana@sanjuans.org)

Recycling Diversion Challenge New this year: San Juan Island picker-uppers are asked to join the recycling diversion challenge. We are seeing how much of the collected litter can be diverted to recycling. Please sort any clean recycled material from your roadside or beach litter and deposit in the recycling container that will be located at Bonnie's Crafts at 635 Spring Street in Friday Harbor by 2 pm day of clean-up.

After party on San Juan: The Stewardship Network of the San Juans and San Juan Island Brewing Company are co-sponsoring an after party for clean-up participants from 3 to 5 p.m.at the brewery (410 A St.) in Friday Harbor Bring a picture of you participating in the clean-up and, as a thank you, you will get one pint of beer for a penny between 3 and 5 p.m. There will also be a raffle for people of all ages including prizes from the Stewardship Network members.

ORCAS ISLAND:

Go to Eastsound Village Green at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 22 to sign in. Participants will be given cleaning and safety supplies and be assigned an area of the island to cover. If you want to be a team leader or register a crew in advance, please email duff@exchangeorcas.org. See the Exchange website for more info www.exchangeorcas.org.

LOPEZ ISLAND:

 

Meet outside Blossom Grocery starting at 10 am on April 22 to get your assignment. For more information contact Mike Moore (360-468-3362 or eroom@rockisland.com) or Kirm Taylor (360-468-2474 or kirmant@gmail.com).

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