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General · 31st March 2011
Ray Grigg
Sierra Quadra's annual Earth Day event is a Beach Clean-up on Sunday, April 10th. 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 during these hours. Refreshments and lunch will be served for participants 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
• Rebecca Spit, Main Parking Lot
• Rebecca Spit, South Parking Lot
• Rebecca Spit, center by narrow isthmus
• Open Bay area at Valdez and Marina Roads
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 Quadra Island but we are removing plastics – the majority of this detritus – that break down into chemicals (bisphenol A and phthalates) which mimic hormones and compromise the health of both ourselves and our marine ecosystem. Help to beautify Quadra and make it a healthier place to live.