News Feature

Castine
Originally published in Castine Patriot, April 29, 2021
Peculiar debris, jubilant participants

Truck driver Jimmy Goodson

Truck driver Jimmy Goodson displays a “treasure” found among the trash.

“The most successful Green Up Day ever!” according to organizer Lynda MacArthur took place Saturday, April 24, with balmy temperatures and a sunshiny sky, making for a delightful morning for volunteers to walk the streets and roads of Castine gathering trash.

People were lined up to sign up and select a route even before the official 9 a.m. starting time (and for an hour thereafter), resulting in 40 participants gathering 70 bags of trash throughout the morning. An additional array of unusual debris was also collected, including a car’s complete front-end and bumper, a television set, a gas grill, a 12’ water pipe, and a collection of clothing including an assortment of men’s underwear and a bra (reported to be in useable condition)!

Chris Moore and Robin Mass

Chris Moore and Robin Mass selected a section of Route 166 to scour for trash.

Photo by Rosemary Wyman
Truck driver Jimmy Goodson

Truck driver Jimmy Goodson displays a “treasure” found among the trash.

Sandra and Bob Beske

Sandra, their dog Heidi and Bob Beske made the spring clean-up a family affair.

Photo by Rosemary Wyman
Gordon MacArthur

The trash bags and other debris were picked up by Gordon MacArthur (pictured), Jim Shanley, Bobby Vagt and Jimmy Goodson and delivered to the Transfer Station.

Photo by Rosemary Wyman