September 15 – 22 is Maine Coast Week. Coastal Cleanup is Coastweek’s main event, offering Mainers an opportunity to protect our valuable coastline. The largest single volunteer event in the state, Coastal Cleanup involves people of all ages and backgrounds. Volunteers meet at a specified site, pick up trash, and record the type and amount of debris found. Not only does the coast get tidied up, but the data reported helps experts to pinpoint the sources of marine debris and devise solutions.
APPLE (Association to Promote and Protect the Lubec Environment) is teaming up with the Lubec Memorial Library this year to sponsor Lubec’s coastal cleanup. Volunteers can go to the Lubec Memorial Library that week to sign up for their spot, pick up a data card and trash bag. With 97 miles of coastline, Lubec has plenty of cleanup locations that need volunteers. Those with boats can include remote and island beaches. Divers are also welcome to document and clean debris from the underwater coast.
For more information, contact APPLE at 207-733-2997.