Lummi Island: pick of the litter

 Randy and Linda Smith at Migley Point

Randy and Linda Smith at Migley Point

No April Fooling! Islanders banded together Saturday, April 1 to clean litter from all public roads on Lummi Island.

more organized and having more fun with our litter patrol than any other group in the County.
— Paul Davis

Lummi Island Community Association (LICA) coordinates this annual event. Whatcom County Public Works provides litter bags and removes the eventual mountain of trash to the dump. 

Its an opportunity for neighbors to meet and socialize while performing valuable community service. Everyone is invited to help tidy up the roadsides.

 Paul Davis and the litter zones

Paul Davis and the litter zones

Paul Davis has been coordinating Roadside Cleanup for over 40 years. "We have a reputation in the County for being more organized and having more fun with our litter patrol than any other group in the County. They are totally pleased and cooperative with supplying liter bags and picking up all our liter the next Monday."

There's local fresh-baked pastries and coffee to get you started. Then sign up for your favorite route. The island is divided into 11 equally sized zones so no one has very much territory to cover. Each crew consists of a truck and several walkers. Everyone will be finished before noon, then back to the Grange Hall for a well deserved lunch. 

 LICA President Mary Ross coordinates volunteers

LICA President Mary Ross coordinates volunteers

This is our community and our home. Thank you to everyone who came out to keep it clean and tidy!

Thanks to Paul Davis and Ray Lewis from LICA, who contributed to this article