Lubec volunteers participated in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup between September 18 and October 14. It was coordinated by APPLE (The Association to Promote and Protect the Lubec Environment) and Tours of Lubec and Cobscook. Forty people cleaned 8 miles of Lubec coast and waterways from Coffin‚Äôs Neck to South Trescott, including areas accessible only by boat. As the 637 pounds of trash was being collected, it was counted and categorized. The data will be sent into the Ocean Conservancy (via the Maine State Planning Office) to be added to their annual report which summarizes all coastal trash collected around the world.
Among the many items collected, were 302 plastic beverage bottles and 382 pieces of rope, filling 45 black plastic bags. The most interesting items reported were a pirate patch and birthday balloons.
The participants were: Bob Ahrens, Ruth Ahrens, Tony Arsenault, Dan Barnett, Nancy Begley, Jean Bookman, Lynn Bradbury, Ezra Briggs, Mary Briggs, Nancy Briggs, Jonah Chaffee, Karen Chaffee, Dee Darling, Jean DeVeber, Dennis Drews, Jeanne Drews, Aaron Finche, Pat Fry, David Hamilton, Joyce Hamilton, Gary Howard, Ruta Jordans, Melissa Lee, Tara LeGris, Molana Oei, Jonathan Perna, Davis Pike, Dianne Poteat, Juanita Pressley, David Pressley, Debbie Reeves, Susan Reilly, Allen Rudolph, Anne Rudolph, Ed Sochor, Gene Trebolis, Cub Scout pack 150 – Betty Case, Alex Marotta, Sarah Swallow, and Robert Swallow.
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