24 members of the West Florida HS National Honor Society helped to pick up 208 lbs of trash at Chimney Park. Meanwhile at Bay Bluffs 31 volunteers collected 265 lbs. For the week including two individual cleanups, 560 lbs of debris was kept out of our bay!
The rain stopped before 35 volunteers at the two sites picked up 206 lbs. But crickets showed up in numbers!
at Trolley Stop #38.
Also Andy picked up 32 lbs at Ft. Pickens
staffing booths for the 2nd Annual Pensacola VegFest and 19th Annual SeaGrass Awareness Celebration. Also having two cleanups at Bruce Beach and Payne bridge over Bayou Texar totaling 335 lbs.
So far this year 7,449 lbs of debris have been collected from our beaches!
Volunteers picked up a total of 227 lbs of trash at Casino Beach, Bartram Park and Wayside/Pensacola Visitor Centre
“Global Partnership on Marine Litter”
sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme
Six students from Beta Beta Gamma in Milton were part of the 57 volunteers who picked up 405 lbs of trash at Chimney & Bay Bluffs Parks
A new water bottle fill station on the 2nd floor beside the elevators! Soon to be one the 5th floor also. City Hall has stopped the purchase of one use water bottles and styrofoam eating utensils/cups/plates - bring your own! The counter was at 115. Let’s see what it will be at the next Environmental Advisory Board meeting on Apr 4th.
The bottle counter at the Brent Building was at 7,954
Andy picked up 147 lbs of “stuff” at Ft Pickens and 15 students collected 42 lbs at Payne Bridge over Bayou Texar. This brings our yearly total to 6,022 lbs - more than ALL of 2016!