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Fall Great Islands Clean-up – 9/28!

by Friends of the San Juans on September 12, 2019 No comments

The 2019 Fall Great Island’s Clean-Up (GICU) is coming this Saturday, September 28. This twice a year county wide cleaning event is when residents and visitor’s, individuals, businesses, clubs, school groups, parks and land trusts come together to pick-up litter and marine debris.

Friends of the San Juans helps organize the beach clean-ups for San Juan Island. Please contact Katie or call 360-378-2319 if you want to be assigned a beach on San Juan Island for this year’s clean-up. 

Friends is also organizing a drop-in beach clean-up at South Beach via Pickett’s Lane from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. if you’d like to join in there.

Pick-up your trash collection equipment on San Juan Island at the central meet location next to Bonnie’s Creative Passions at 635 Spring Street in Friday Harbor from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 28th. Bags, grabbers, safety vests and gloves will also be available at the San Juan County Public Works office at 915 Spring Street in Friday Harbor this week.

If you would like to be assigned to a road clean-up location on San Juan Island ahead of time, contact Aaron Rock at or 630-947-3194.

There will also be litter clean-ups happening on Orcas, Lopez and Shaw Islands. Visit for more information

Friends of the San JuansFall Great Islands Clean-up – 9/28!