Friday, September 21, 2012

Beach Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 am to 2 pm at Scusset Beach

Scusset Beach.

Beach cleanup at Scusset Beach - Krill, Tammy, Marianne and Tiffany

Tammy, Marianne, Krill and Tiffany. 
Today staff from the Captain John Boats, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance teamed up for their annual beach cleanup at Scusset Beach. Captain John naturalists, Krill, Tammy. Marianne and Tiffany helped set-up the cleanup effort while New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance staff members Dominica and Bob helped run the event. Tiffany's mom, Cathy, came to help set-up and participate in this event and she had us all laughing as we put up our tables and organized the supplies. 

Tammy helping to set-up the tables. 
Tables with educational material, cleanup supplies, food and much more. 
This cleanup effort is part of COASTSWEEP, the statewide coastal cleanup sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and coordinated by the Urban Harbors Institute (UHI) of the University of Massachusetts Boston. COASTSWEEP will celebrate its 25thanniversary in 2012.

Signing in. 
Cathy, Tiffany and Jenn.
The Schultz's! 
The morning was a bit gray with some drizzle, but that did not dampen our spirits as we greeted public volunteers who came to join us for the cleanup effort. We had 18 guests help out during this event which made it one of the best well attended cleanup efforts to date! And this team picked up over 80 pounds of garbage and plastics off the shoreline of Scusset Beach.
John DeCosta in his wonderful utility vehicle. 
John DeCosta, the Supervisor at Scusset Beach State Reservation, helped out with this event and drove the Kubota utility vehicle to pick up garbage from participants who were working hard on the beach. 

John in the Kubota.
Adele collecting the marine debris in the kubota. 
Keith scoring the breakwater. 
Lori and Tim. Regulars at our beach cleanup effort.  
Linda, Theresa and Linda. What a team!
Captain Pete.
Peggy looking for marine debris. 
What a team!
Recording the data for Coastsweep. 
Collecting lots of ghost fishing gear. 
Having fun and working hard!
What a find!
Keith on the breakwater by the east end of the Cape Cod Canal.
After the cleanup effort, everyone met back at the pavilion for refreshments and a free nature raffle. Everyone walked away with a prize as a way of thanking folks for their help this morning. Thanks to Captain John Boats for providing two guest tickets for the whale watch and to NECWA for the t-shirts, videos, books and stuffed toys. 

Tiffany and Jenn weighing the bags if marine debris. 
Bob weighing the marine debris. 
Jenn, Keith and Simon working together to clean Scusset Beach. 

Jenn, Bob, Tiffany and Krill. 

Having fun at the cleanup. 
Once again, we thank our sponsors and our volunteers who helped with this event. We hope to see everyone back next September as well as new additions to our motley crew!

Krill, Dominca, Bob and Tiffany.