Be a Superhero for Planet Earth! 2020 Fall Great Islands Clean-up September 28 – October 4

We’re asking Superheroes of all ages to unite and help us clean-up our islands during this year’s Fall Great Islands Clean-up! The event will be a week-long household/individual effort beginning September 28 and running through October 4, 2020. This is an opportunity for our community to get outside, get some exercise, and help make our islands plastic and litter-free by the sea.

In keeping with San Juan County’s Phase 2 guidelines, masks will be required, participants should practice social distancing, and there will be no congregating.

Contact your island’s organizer for more information and sign up for clean-up locations on beaches and roads. San Juan Island: Beaches, Katie Fleming at [email protected] & Roads, Aaron Rock at [email protected]; Orcas Island: Pete Moe at [email protected]; Shaw Island: Jennifer Woodbridge at [email protected]; Lopez Island: Roads, Nikyta Palmisani at Ni[email protected] & Beaches, James Skeet Townley at [email protected].

 Visit to register and for more information about the events on all the islands.

We believe that our property is more valuable if we and our neighbors protect the shoreline. Orcas need salmon. Salmon need forage fish. Salmon and forage fish need the protection of eelgrass and kelp. Eelgrass and kelp need clean water. Shoreline protections are good for ecosystems and for the long-term economy of these lovely islands.

Val and Leslie Veirs

members, San Juan Island