June 3/4 2017 Oliphant Beach Weekend Cleanup
First of all we would like to thank all those who participated in the collection and to the Town, and in particular Gord Glover, the new facilities co-ordinator who supplied us with all the bags and gloves and will arrange for the disposal of the garbage as well.
Garbage pick up overall seemed lighter this year in Oliphant which is perhaps explained both by shrinking beaches with the higher water, but also by an abundance of East winds this past spring that may have floated it to the opposite shores.
That is not to say there was no garbage.
All in all, we collected 33.8 kgs, or over 74 1/2 lbs, ( 6.35 kgs ) or 14 lbs. of which could be recycled.
But that did not include an old paddle-boat with a bag of garbage that the Town rapidly disposed of on Friday before weighing in time.
Here are some other findings of significance: a man’s shirt, an alarming abundance of plastic water bottles, pop and beer cans and an abundance of plastic and food wrappers in general.
The public shoreline areas cleaned were from Sandy Bay to Rutherford Point. As well, kudos to Rosie Lewis and her kids, Simon and Jasmyn of Preacher’s Point who did a beach roadside cleanup from Sandy Bay all the way to the South Oliphant Road. We also recognize those people who collect garbage anonymously on their own and help to keep Oliphant clean and natural.
If you are interested in helping with this next year or other initiatives, please join our email list and we will keep you in the loop.