Students to aid in Schoodic cleanup

GOULDSBORO — Peninsula School students will be pitching in Tuesday, April 22, with the first annual Earth Day roadside cleanup on the Schoodic Peninsula.

The event is being planned by the Gouldsboro Solid Waste Committee, which organizes an Earth Day-related project with the students each year.

“We’re trying to encourage adults to see if they can work with some kids in their area and in their neighborhoods,” said committee member Becky O’Keefe. “We’re asking people to go out to the end of their driveway and head up and down a few telephone poles. We can’t get everything, but we can start taking ownership of our vicinity and spread out from there.”

O’Keefe said volunteers are asked to bring the refuse to the parking lot at the Nautica Pub by 5 p.m. April 22.

The pub will then provide treats and live music by Bobbi Lane, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

O’Keefe said packets are available at the Gouldsboro town office containing rubber gloves, a tally sheet asking collectors to detail what type of refuse they collected and a large garbage bag.

Further information can be obtained by calling the town office at 963-5589.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

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Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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