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General · 22nd April 2017
Ray Grigg
Quadra’s annual Earth Day Beach Clean-up is this Sunday, April 23rd. The headquarters for this tradition is at Rebecca Spit from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Garbage bags, if needed, can be picked up at this site during these hours. Lunch and refreshments will be served for participants from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Collected beach garbage can be delivered to our headquarters until 3:00 pm or dropped off no later than 2:00 pm at any of the numerous pick-up collection sites on the island:

-End of Petroglyph Road
-North end of Sutil Road at Kay Dubois Trail
-South end of We Wai Kai Road at Kay Dubois Trail
-Smith Road beach access
-Edgeware Road beach access
-Milford Road beach access
-Open Bay area at Valdez and Marina Roads
-Tsa-Kwa-Luten near the beach cottages

“Foamhenge” – to commemorate 20 years of Beach Clean-up and to publicize our efforts to ban styrofoam, some of the styrofoam we collect will be amassed into a “Foamhedge”, and for those wishing to be included, a group photograph will be taken at our Rebecca Spit headquarters at 1:00 pm.

Please join us and the many Islanders now participating in this traditional event. Thanks to our collective efforts, huge amounts of discarded material that wash 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 harmful chemicals that compromise the health of both ourselves and our marine ecosystem. Help beautify our home and make it healthier for us all.