12th Annual Resurrection Bay Beach and Watershed Cleanup. Saturday May 21, 2016
Hello beach and watershed cleanup volunteers:
Place and time: North ramp of the small boat harbor (parking lot at “x-float” off Port Ave.) at 8:00 am. Plan on meeting there regardless of the weather conditions. We typically finish up around 4-5 ish depending on the conditions.
Please bring your cameras and plan on taking a lot of photos. We’ll have a fun competition for prizes: “Most bizarre Trash”. Feel free to get creative on your photo entries. You can email me those photo entries whenever you get a chance.
Gear List Suggested :
•Bear spray (every participant is encouraged to bring a can).
•Rubber Boots are highly recommended (x-tra tuffs, mucks, etc)
•Rain gear and sun screen (to cover all the bases)
•Sack lunch for everyone. Snacks and water.
•If you have work gloves please bring them.
Beach crews will have someone recording the type and amount of trash collected. So, try to keep in mind roughly what is going into your bags as you collect it. That recorder will be “polling the group” after/during the cleanup on each beach. After a while all the trash starts blending together, so if you try to loosely track it on the front end that will be very helpful.
If you encounter anything that could be potentially hazardous (fuel canisters, etc.) please leave it where it is and tell the crew leaders about it. One particular thing to look out for is any sealed canisters (with lids in place). Please do not collect or open them- there have been pesticide containers rarely found on the coast this year. They can potentially contain residual toxic pesticides. These would be extremely rare finds- but it’s something to keep in mind.
Thanks again for jumping in on the cleanup this year. Please feel free to email back or call with any questions or considerations. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.
Salud- Tim Johnson (224-7094)
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