General · 23rd April 2010
Sunday, April 25
Sierra Quadra’s annual Earth Day event is a Beach Clean-up on Sunday, April 25th. The headquarters for this tradition is located at Rebecca Spit from 10am until 4pm. Garbage bags, if needed, can be picked up at this site at any time. Refreshments and snacks will be served from 12 noon until 4pm. Collected beach garbage can be delivered here or dropped off no later than 3pm at any of the numerous pick-up collection sites on the island:
-End of Petroglyph Road
-End of Sutil Road at Kay Dubois Trail
-End of We Wai Kai Road at Kay Dubois Trail
-Smith Road beach access
-Edgeware Road beach access
-Milford Road beach access
-Heriot Bay by the Esplanade
-Rebecca Spit, Main Parking Lot
-Rebecca Spit, South Parking Lot
-Rebecca Spit, center by narrow isthmus
-Open Bay area at Valdez and Marina Roads (new this year).
Please join us and the many Islanders now participating in this traditional event. Thanks to our collective efforts, huge amounts of discarded material that washes up on our beaches are moved away to safe storage. Not only do our efforts beautify our Island but we are now learning that plastics — the majority of this detritus — break down into chemicals (bisphenol A and phthalates) that mimic hormones and compromise the health of both ourselves and the marine ecosystem. Help
to beautify Quadra and make it a healthier place to live.