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Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, June 6, 2013
Island Heritage Trust sponsors kayaking to and cleanup of area islands

Paddlers on their way to clean up Wreck and Round islands

Paddlers on their way out to Wreck and Round islands to scour trash from the shores during a clean up trip on Saturday, June 1.

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by Jessica Brophy

Twenty-one people participated in a cleanup effort sponsored by Island Heritage Trust on Wreck and Round islands Saturday, June 1.

The all-day trip included a guided kayaking trip out to the islands (with boats and gear provided to volunteers free of charge). The kayaks were out of Old Quarry Ocean Adventures in Oceanville. There were some volunteers who arrived via Bill Baker’s Nigh Duck, said event organizer and IHT steward Michael Daugherty.

“We were looking to get the islands cleaned up for spring,” said Daugherty. “People haven’t been out there, and trash washes up.”

Daugherty estimated about 10 contractor bags of trash were collected from the shores of the island, along with some big piles of washed-up fishing gear.

Doug Wilson picks up some fishing gear

Doug Wilson picks up some fishing gear during the event sponsored by Island Heritage Trust.

Photo by Michael Daugherty
Paddlers on their way to clean up Wreck and Round islands

Paddlers on their way out to Wreck and Round islands to scour trash from the shores during a clean up trip on Saturday, June 1.

Photo by Michael Daugherty