Please consider coming out to help with this event. It is fun, inclusive -dogs, children, all are welcome, and you have the immediate reward of seeing a cleaner beach when you leave. Just check the list of the locations and beach captains let them know if you plan to participate and they will have gloves and bags ready for you.
- Campbell Bay Lael Whitehead, 250 217-8533
- David Cove, Oyster & Reef Bays Irene & Nigel Barrett, 5070
- Edith Point Peter Askin, 2199
- Gallagher and Piggot Bays Kim Harris, 9878
- Horton Bay Sue Duncan 3640
- Kadonaga Bay Marian Maclean, 9995
- Lighthouse and Maude Bays Len Epp, 3111
- Bennett Bay Mike Nadeau, 0123
- Village Bay Patricia Janvrin
As usual Mayne School will do a wonderful job on Miners Bay - this year's wrangler is Michael Dunn
Read on for the 2016 results and tributes to those with a starring role. Here too we sing of the heroes who volunteered their Sunday mornings to spit 'n' polish our collective foreshores. We also thank the CRD for their annual financial assistance and the "Beach Captains" who deployed the enthusiastic forces and doubtless led by example. Their names are recorded on the poster displayed beside the table of weights and rubbish.
2016 Beach Clean-upThe Mayne Island Recycle Centre opened for business on the morning of the 17th to welcome the volunteers and their beach trash. Thanks to Vicki Turay who logged the rubbish weighed in by Michael Dunn and to Grant Buday and crew who stowed the stuff pending acceptance into the various disposal and recycle streams. Vicki writes:
What an incredible day. We collected over 3600 lbs of garbage and had over 100 people helping. These numbers include the Mayne School clean-up wherein 24 pairs of hands did an excellent job on Miners Bay!
|Plastics||455.0 lbs||[206.82 kgs]|
|Tire & Styrofoam floats||34||[15.45]|
|Plastic & Styrofoam||50.0||[22.73]|
|Plastic & metal||476.0||[216.36]|
|Total||3,645 lb||[1656.82 kg]|
A few odd items of unusual interest this year were 11 tire/styrofoam buoys, a red dress, a huge fish storage bin, a sail board, a whole boat and many others in bits, an oil absorbent boom, and a pressurized gas bottle.
Statistics by Location:
|Bennett Bay||Campbell Bay||David, Oyster, Reef||Edith Point||Gallagher & Piggott||Horton Bay|
|Beach Captain||Mike Nadeau||Elizabeth Whitelaw||Irene & Nigel Barrett||Peter Askin||Kim Harris||Sue Duncan|
|Total Haul (Lbs)||1515||75||177||215||176||24|
|Kadonaga Bay||Lighthouse/Maude||Miners Bay||Village Bay||Pebble Beach|
|Beach Captain||Marian MacLean||Len Epp||Mayne School||Al Cannon||Helen & John O'Brian|
|Team No.||7||4||4 + 20 children||10||4|
|Total Haul (Lbs)||938||158||88||88||169|
More of Toby's photographs from the day are available for viewing on his "SmugMug" site - here
For Stats & Pics from Beach Cleanups in past years visit our Beach Clean up Archive