The final numbers are in for Love Your Bay Day – our community of volunteers cleaned up:
27 cubic yards of Styrofoam, plastic, and debris
5000 pounds of metal
6 propane tanks
3 car tires!!
Thank you to everyone who supported this effort including NEMI for helping us to implement the grant from the Great Lakes Guardian Trust, and to Whitefish River First Nation for allowing us to use the landing to collect the garbage. It took the whole community to make this a successful event and the BICA Board thanks you!
We also would like to thank Jo Cowan for baking 3 pies for our contest winners:
Best Re-purpose – Thomas Drolet (old dock)
Most Obscure – Jamie and Lindsay/ Mike and Marianne (melted porta-potty)
Most Volume – Rick Fournier
Now that we have made a huge dent in our shoreline garbage – some of it over 50 years old – we hope you will continue to Love Your Bay Every Day. One of the main objectives of the Bay of Islands Community Association is to preserve and to protect the Bay of Islands for generations to come. Please do your part to preserve and protect. If you see something along the shore, go get it. Secure your items in your boat and on your dock, including plastic bags, plastic bottles, and worm containers, all of which were common items found during Love Your Bay Day. Please dispose of your dock by taking it apart and taking the Styrofoam to the dump. We are lucky to have a landfill with so many options for recycling (and it’s free to us), so take advantage of it. Love your Bay today, tomorrow, and every day!
P.S. Please be sure your BICA dues are paid up-to-date. If you have not already done so, join BICA and support the important work we do for our very special Bay of Islands.