On the afternoon of April 10th Twenty-five teams of caring dedicated involved Lummi Island Community members gathered along the island roadways litter bags in hand and began cleaning their adopted mile long segments of road. Sizes of teams varied, from solo efforts to the largest team led by Cheryll Kinsley which had 16 members. All totaled we had almost 100 people scouring the roadsides in neighborhoods, the library and ferry parking lots, the ferry orchard park, and even some of the community and private beaches in search of trash that might have ended up in the Salish Sea.
Ten teams participated in the Heritage Trust’s optional Citizen Science Data Tracking Using the Clean Swell App According to their reported data these teams had 31 participants and a total of 104 lbs. of trash was collected. Feedback from almost all teams reported that in many places the roads were much cleaner than expected since there was no clean up last spring due to Covid Stay home Stay Safe being recently enacted. Most of the 25 teams did report number of bags of trash collected by their teams resulting in 47 bags of trash thrown put into home trash containers for haul away and disposal.
The most common item found were pieces of plastic, food wrappers and cigarettes were runners up.
Please join the LICA Board, in recognizing and thanking the following Clean Up team Leaders: David Thorn, Dave Perry, Loch Trimingham, Jane Place, Shelly Chambers, Jesse Powell, Mike Skehan, Robin Richardson, Dawn Dietrich, Shari Cummins, Cheryll Kinsley, Hans Trieselmann, Judy Thomas, Connie Berry, Bobbi Southworth, Joan Moye, Cheryl Hood, Tahsin Ali, Denise Aliment, Tom Pawlak, Carrie Robins, Mary Jane Van Hoesen, Allison Cash, Greg Hall, and Lis Marshall. Because of you and your wonderful teams the Island and our sea are even more beautiful than ever.
Updated: 2022/04/16 @ 8:10 pm Tark Henderson