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