The 2022 Cleanup will be on Saturday April 2nd
For over 50 years the LICA Spring Roadside Cleanup has been one of the very well attended events on the island. Everyone teams up for a enjoyable day of making the island a cleaner and more environmentally friendly place by starting out the morning with pastries and coffee.
When the teams of residents and friends are done, they get together for a community social which includes great food such as Hot Dogs and Chili , drink, and often entertainment. This event is sponsored and run by the Lummi Island Community Association, in coordination with the Island Library and Heritage Trust who provide allied programs and information…
- The Heritage Trust has a Citizen Science event the same day.
- The Island Library curates a collection of Citizen Science Books.
Volunteers only clean roadsides along the paved road and county right of away. LICA does not have person power or equipment to haul away heavy items from private property. Please be kind to your neighborhood volunteers and not “salt the roadside” with things you need to take to the dump yourself.
On the afternoon of April 10th 2021 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 a huge number of 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. The most “unusual”, well you will find that in the photos.
Please join the LICA Board, in recognizing and thanking the following 2021 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: 2022/03/11 @ 4:55 pm Tark Henderson