Friends of Oliphant would like to thank all those who participated in our Oliphant community’s annual beach clean up this past weekend. Our clean up also expanded as in last year to include a shoreline roadside clean up from Sandy Bay to the South Oliphant Road. This, in large part, is due to the helpful hands of the Lewis family on Preachers’ Point. Thank you so very much.
With increasingly high water and storm events, there are still many large dock parts scattered around the shoreline left high and dry above the storm surge line. Those folks who are missing items should take a walk about and reclaim what belongs to you.
In all, we took in a good haul this year with 350 lbs of vegetative waste collected around the government dock area by Pete and Donna Stewart.
The beach and road areas were cleaned of 50 lbs of bagged garbage and around 5 lbs of recyclables. Beyond that there was a mish mash of construction wood debris collected, including sheets of plywood that someone picked up at our dump site and hopefully recycled to good use.
We would like to thank all who gave up their time this past weekend to help out and to all those who do it quietly on their own. Many hands make work light. As well, we thank the Town and in particular, Gord Glover, for providing garbage bags, safety vests and gloves and for arranging that the unsightly garbage was picked up straight away. We are grateful for your assistance.
As Chair of Friends of Oliphant, I also wish to thank my colleagues who pitched in and Terry Finlay for providing the photographs which help to tell the story.