Wearing t-shirts that said B Good To The Earth And Beaches, the Point B Realty beach clean-up team took aim at some of the beaches of Edgartown today, as part of the island-wide Earth Day Beach Clean-Up on Martha’s Vineyard.
Targeting Lighthouse Beach, the iconic beach that curves around the Edgartown Lighthouse on Edgartown Harbor, Point B Realty Owner/Principal Broker Wendy Harman lead her team of 18 staff, family, and friend volunteers, plus two toddlers, and a dog, on their beach clean up crusade.
Bags began filling quickly as Judy Rogers and Trish Lyman (aided by her dog Flash) sadly discover, there is no shortage of trash spread around the lighthouse.
Fishing nets, bottles, cans, and clothing. Stacy Ickes and Paula Rego from Point B, join clean up forces with Cathy Pierce.
Brian Smith tackles a piece of washed-ashore dock …
While his wife Kristin and their daughter Alice, find a little playful clean up fun.
Volunteer Nancy Tutko stops briefly to offer a toast to the clean-up, with a salvaged champagne flute. Cheers!
And so it went for the better part of an hour. One bottle, one can, one plastic bag at a time.
From toddlers to teens, we became the Point B cleaning machine.
And in fact, our Point B Clean Up Team did do quite a bit of cleaning up.
In all, more than 13 bags full of trash, plus some beach gear, shoes, sheets, and a noodle.
“What a great day, and a great way, to celebrate Earth Day, surrounded by great people, who care about and love this island,” said Point B’s Wendy Harman.
We’d like to thank the entire Point B Clean Up Team: Paula Rego, along with Nick Rego, Alex Rego, Bella Arias, Riley Youhas, and Luke Youhas; Judy Rogers; Stacy Ickes; Jen O’Hanlon and her daughter Grace; Kristin Buck, daughter Alice and husband Brian Smith; Nancy Tutko along with Lena Hanschka and Adelaide Keene; Trish Lyman and her dog Flash; Cathy Pierce; Wendy Harman and Win Baker.
And thanks also to the Vineyard Conservation Society, for organizing today’s island-wide beach clean up. Congratulations on your 22nd year of spearheading this annual Earth Day Beach Clean-Up.