Mussel Rock Cleanup, Geology Hike with Expert and BBQ

Thank you to those who made it a big turnout of over 25 volunteers. We were gifted with amazing weather (sun and no wind) and low tide for a change, but not a lot of trash. The plan was to clean for 1 hour, then our geologist, Bob Mclaughlin arrived and gave a detailed explanation of the maps from his job at the USGS, where he is now emeritus.

We went to Tobin’s Folly and also to the escarpment where there were visible fossils.

The BBQ was lit up and we ate sausages in rolls, with apples and almond pastries.

Thanks to Bob McLaughlin for his passion about teaching and his homework in preparing for this presentation. He even donated the maps to our group.

In total, there were 27 volunteers, about 6 people and dogs who turned up just for the presentation. In total, we collected a broken car windscreen from the bluff and lots of small pieces of plastic and the regular recycling.We picked up 111.5 pounds of trash, 25 pounds of recycling, 5 straws, 10 plastic lids and 800 cigarette butts. More people are using the 2 cigarette butt receptacles.

Thanks to Julie Walters who organized the geological hike and BBQ.

Everyone had a great time and it is so encouraging to find so little trash at this beautiful spot on the coast.

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