By Beth David, Editor
Even with temperatures in the 30s, and feeling colder with the wind chill factor, volunteers trekked out to area beaches to clean up trash and debris that got washed up over the winter.
The West Island Improvement Association held its very first annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, 4/7, and got about 70 volunteers to fan out along the Causeway Road/Goulart Memorial Drive beaches.
Brady Sinn, 10, summed it up.
“To help the community become better,” he said, adding that getting the trash out of the ocean, also helps the fish. “So they don’t have to suffer from the trash.”
At Fort Phoenix, Be the Solution to Pollution held a clean-up on Sunday, and had more than 40 volunteers despite the biting wind.
Both groups said they had a good mix of children and adults.
At the fort, volunteers picked up 514.5 pounds of trash, 52 pounds of recycling, and 22 hypodermic needles.
On West Island, dozens of bags and piles of trash stretched out for about 30 feet in front of the WIIA
community hall for pickup. Volunteers said they picked up 26 tires, dirty diapers, men’s underwear, and 50 balloons.
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