4th Annual Beach Clean-up

PICA's 4th Annual Beach Clean-up for Earth Day Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Medicine Beach prepared our island beaches for springtime and summer visitors.  On hand to meet and assist participants with their car- and truck-loads of recyclables and detritus were North Pender Trustees Gary Steeves and Ken Hancock and South Pender Trustee Elizabeth Montague.  Our thanks to Anne and Mike Burdett of Pender Island Waste Management for the big part they both played in our collection and distribution of beach trash and recyclables.

Thanks again to my team which helped me to orchestrate the day's activities.  

These are the groups which have adopted beaches for annual clean-up:

PICA - Medicine Beach

PIFN - Hamilton Beach

PIPRC - Otter Bay

Pender Pacers - Pender roads

Yacht Club - Thieves Bay Marina

Spring Leaves home-schooled kids and parents - Grimmer Bay

Beach Bums - Bricky Bay

RCM-SAR Station 20, Pender Island - Camp Bay and Beaumont

Kids of MacKinnon Road - Beaches of MacKinnon Road

Monica and Paul Petrie, Wendy and Stuart Scholefield and friends - Brooks Point

Derek Holzapfel and Davy Rippner - Ancia & adjoining beaches

Barney Simpson - Mortimor Spit

Mike McManus, Andy and Mary - Peter's Cove North and South

Stanley Point Property Association - Stanley Point beaches

Last year, we collected 95 kg more than in 2011.
  This year's totals will be available from the Burdetts on this page in a day or two.

Prizes this year were donated by/won by:

   * Uniquely U Fashions & Gifts - Don Williams for the largest amount
   * SeaFlora Skin Care Products organic & local - Lisa Fleming   
   * Angelines Hair Studio - Chuck Harris
   * Sladens - Isla Goertz

Funding for this event is provided by the CRD's clean-up fund.  Thank you to everyone for scouring our beaches and keeping our islands clean.  See the Pender Post for details of the clean-up.  Here is the gallery of those lucky enough to be seen at the drop-off site at Medicine Beach Centre and at work at our beaches: 

This year's photos of our Beach Cleanup
Earlier photos of our Beach Cleanups

Amanda Griesbach
PICA Beach Clean-up Coordinator