Postponed - Community Beach Cleanup
POSTPONED. The Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizes three Beach Clean Up Days annually. Hundreds of locals and visitors gather to clean 28 miles of beach Like beaches everywhere, it sees a tremendous amount of humanity’s garbage being tossed or washed ashore. All are invited to participate. Head to a beach approach at 9:30 a.m. on a cleanup day. Cleanups begin around 9:30 AM and finish between 11:30 and noon. Sign in at any major beach approach, pick up your bags and hit the beach! All volunteers are then treated to hot clam chowder. (They'll have other soups and snacks available) at the Peninsula Senior Center. Soup is usually served at 11:00 am until the pots run dry approximately at 1:30pm.
In 2001, a group of local residents began an all-volunteer effort to tackle the garbage along these beaches. They've completed over 48 cleanups and collected nearly 500 tons! They call ourselves the GrassRoots Garbage Gang because that’s what they are, a very grassroots group of folks who are distressed by the trash on the beaches. Since that time, the effort has mushroomed, with volunteers coming from all over the state to help out at one or all three of the annual cleanups.