Celebrate Earth Day On The Martha’s Vineyard: Join Beach Clean-Up Day

Martha's Vineyard Beach Clean-Up Earth Day Celebration Vineyard Conservation Society

Living on Martha’s Vineyard, we sometimes take the beauty that surrounds us daily for granted. Earth Day is a good time to stop and take a moment to not only help, but also enjoy nature, whether it’s the park down the block or one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Point B Realty Beach Clean-Up T-Shirt Earth Day 2014 Martha's Vineyard

Our team at Point B Realty is celebrating Earth Day this year by joining the Martha’s Vineyard Beach Clean-Up activities going on across the Island this weekend.

Point B Realty Beach Clean Up Martha's Vineyard Earth Day Festivites

You’ll see us sporting our Point B Earth Day Beach Clean-Up t-shirts (above) at beaches around Edgartown on Saturday morning.

Martha’s Vineyard Beach Clean-Up Day

Saturday marks the 22nd annual Martha’s Vineyard Beach Clean-Up Day, organized by the hard-working folks at the Vineyard Conservation Society.

You might think that our beaches are relatively clean right now, since it’s been a long time since 100,000+ summer crowd was on-island, but unfortunately, that is not the case.

Wendy Harman, Guinevere & Anderson Cramer Walk Lighthouse Beach Edgartown Harbor

Just yesterday, Point B owner Wendy Harman and I, along with my son Anderson, walked along the shores of Lighthouse Beach on Edgartown Harbor.

Liter Strewn About Through The Bushes Surrounding Edgartown Lighthouse

Sadly, even near the footsteps of this icon, there was no shortage of trash.

Trash On The Shores Of Lighthouse Beach & Edgartown Harbor

It’s hard to believe that people are so negligent in such a beautiful place.

It’s a good time for us to be getting out there and cleaning up our beaches. After all, it’s Spring and a lot of animals use the beaches to have or raise their young there. Plastic bags and fishing line is not good for anyone or anything.

You Can Help Our Beaches

We’ll be part of the 200+ volunteers out cleaning up our beaches on Saturday morning. And the Vineyard Conservation Society makes it easy to join in.

Vineyard Conservation Society Beach Clean Up Day Martha's Vineyard

All six Island towns will have volunteers cleaning up beaches on Saturday, April 19th, from 10 a.m. to noon. From Aquinnah’s Philbin Beach to West Tisbury’s Cedar Tree Neck to Owen Park in Vineyard Haven, 22 beaches Island-wide will be getting a little TLC. This is a family-friendly event, so everyone can join in the fun.

The more volunteers the merrier. If you’d like to help, pick your beach, grab gloves and trash bags if you want or use the ones provided by the Vineyard Conservation Society.

To celebrate everyone’s effort and cleaner beaches, people are invited to go to the Harbor View Hotel from noon to 2 p.m., where volunteers will gather to swap stories about what they’ve found and nosh on yummy sandwiches and treats.

Sounds like a win-win situation. You help beautify the Island and contribute to Earth Day celebrations that are happening world-wide, enjoy a little time outside with friends or family, and then a bite to eat at the Harbor View.

Fuller Street Beach Edgartown Harbor

See you at a beach this Saturday and Happy Earth Day.

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