Want to attend a training webinar on April 10 before the clean-up? Register on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_y1nmL0s_S1uwyMVdrc04Qw
Spring Roadside Cleanup & Citizen Science
Saturday April 10th
For the first time in over 50 years the LICA Spring Roadside Cleanup did not happen in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year, COVID restrictions have loosened enough to allow small teams to venture outdoors in household or COVID bubbles while continuing to follow current COVID safety guidelines. Instead of gathering at the Grange for pastries and coffee, signing up for a route, loading into trucks, picking up trash and coming back for hot dogs and chili, LICA has come up with a special Roadside Clean Up 2021 Style. All of the paved roads and areas on the island have been divided into 24 segments listed below.
To increase the impact of LICA’s roadside cleanup, Heritage Trust is doing a Citizen Science webinar where you can learn how to use the Clean Swell app to categorize and track what types of trash you find.. which tells us where the litter hotspots are on Lummi Island.
All you need to track is a smart phone or a GPS enabled tablet that you have preloaded with the Clean Swell app. Directions for doing this can be found on the Heritage Trust website and at the Island Library.
No smartphone or GPS enabled tablet? No worries! The Island Library has you covered. Stop in at the Island Library before you head out to pick up a paper data recording sheet. Fill in the sheet as you pick up the litter. When done, drop off the sheet at the Library and we will make sure your data is entered into the Lummi Island Clean Swell total count for the day.
In addition, the Island Library has put together a list of books available for check out to help Islanders of all ages to learn more about Citizen Science and cool projects that people just like you have been a part of!