Schooner Cove Club’s successful Island Cleanup

Yacht club members collected 150 kilograms of garbage on local islands as part of their annual effort

Alison Chinn holding one of several large pieces of Styrofoam collected during the annual Schooner Cove Yacht Club Island Cleanup.

Every year members of Schooner Cove Yacht Club head out to the islands near Schooner Cove Marina for their annual small island shoreline cleanup called the Island Cleanup.

In what was believed to be a record turnout, 22 people got together earlier this summer to collect garbage on South Winchelsea, Aida North and South, Yeo, Southy, Gerald and Ballenas North and South Islands across the local area.

Four boats were used to take volunteers close to the islands then people were transferred in teams to the shore by dingy.

Not every access point was easy and a few people ended up with wet boots and clothing.

Roughly 150 kilograms of debris was gathered, including large pieces of Styrofoam, two propane cylinders, some carpet and a rake.

“It’s rewarding for our volunteers to know that they’re making the shorelines safer for wildlife and more enjoyable for boaters and kayakers who use the islands,” said event organizer, Bruce Petry.

Alex and Natasha Goldenberg, owners of MINS Technologies Inc., specialists in marine electrical and electronics, sponsored the event.

It was their first involvement with the Island Cleanup and organizers said they appreciate their support.

Thanks was also given to the Schooner Cove Marina for lending a boat and taking custody of the fruits of their labours.

Organizers said that ‘it’s safe to say a good time was had by all.’

— Submitted by the Schooner Cove Yacht Club

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