350 volunteers made the Spring Great Islands Clean-up a success

Submitted by San Juan County.

Thank you to the 350 dedicated volunteers who collected 3,500 pounds of litter on Orcas, San Juan, Shaw, and Lopez Islands during this year’s Spring Great Islands Clean-up. One hundred seventy-three miles of island roads and beaches are now much cleaner!

“The Spring Great Islands Clean-up was such a great way to see our community come together and tend to our collective home,” said Katherine Dietzman, Science and Education Coordinator with Friends of the San Juans.

The Great Islands Clean Up is a bi-annual event held every Spring and Fall, coordinated by the County’s Department of Environmental Stewardship Solid Waste Program in cooperation with Orcas Recycling Services, Lautenbach Recycling, Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District, San Juan Sanitation, Friends of the San Juans, the Stewardship Network of the San Juans, and many other individual, business and service group volunteers.

Visit plasticfreesalishsea.org/adopt-a-beach/ for information about how to adopt a beach and keep up the good work year-round.