Beach Clean Up Tomorrow
We have our first weekly beach clean up tomorrow
(Sept 6, 2021) … We will meet BY 9 am at the small bathhouse near the point entrance. Please bring your own gloves and five gallon buckets. I will have some buckets but not too many. Those grabbers are nice to use as well. Keeps you from bending over too much. Details for the weekly beach cleanups are below. The bathhouse for the point is below the pilot station on the old tower. Head to Point Comfort Station
Weekly beach clean ups will be held every Tuesday at 9 AM until the weekends calm down. Then we will switch to Saturdays for the winter. It is nearly impossible to clean a crowded beach.
I have few new rules so we can be safer with covid.
Subject to change per any of the state’s mandates. These are not optional. We are responsible for our stewards of the beaches. If any of these bother you go clean a beach on your own. It is that simple to clean a beach. Just pick up the trash.
I ask that everyone bring their own gloves and you must have gloves. Some of our stewards use the Reacher grabber claws they are great to keep us older folks from bending over.
We will try to provide five gallon buckets for everyone’s trash collection, bringing your own bucket is helpful. I’m wondering if Peggy has a new design painted on her bucket. Using buckets is easier on the wind issues. Not to mention we consume less single use plastic this way, and less trash bags in general.
A chase vehicle or two will accompany the volunteers. To carry trash bags, water, and the volunteers back to the beginning point. If anyone wants to learn to drive on the beach this is an excellent time to learn. I only ask you be that chase vehicle in return for a lesson. Pick up trucks are preferred. We also use vehicles for the large trash items. You would be amazed what we find at times. I have a trailer I am outfitting for these clean ups./
Covid rules in place for all vehicles, we only need two but if we have more people three would be nice. That is determined on the morning of the clean up.
Masks will be required during rides back from the end point. Windows down in all vehicles. Many like to walk back and beach comb anyway. This is not an option, if you don’t like the masks, do not come help.
We would prefer everyone stay spread out. I know many of us have not seen each other in over a year. I am excited to see everyone too, and get back to the weekly beach clean ups.
Bottled water and trash bags will be provided by DS Custom Tackle.
We are not meeting at a restaurant afterwards, but hope to continue that tradition eventually, with Iron Hill Rehoboth as we did in the past
We have a Facebook event page for every Weekly beach clean up, announced a few days ahead of time.
The following Tuesday Sept 14th we will meet back at the Point Comfort Station bathhouse and head south, or we will do Herring Point to Gordons Pond. Unless we have a lot of people on the 2nd, then will split up and do both beaches. That will be determined that morning. I will explain the process and what not, for collecting trash, the do’s and don’ts that morning. Especially why you don’t pick up trucker bombs and open them.
A schedule will be posted after this first clean up for each week.
I hope to see everyone and some new faces this year.