[HCCN] Fwd: Clean Water, Clean Shores media release

ron greenberg rongreenberg at wildblue.net
Wed Aug 31 15:06:28 EDT 2011



    Whatever you can send out to your listing would be appreciated.   
I know the poster probably won't work, but the media release should.
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> Attached please find our poster for this event.
>
> Below is our media release.  If you have a staff person willing to  
> cover this event and go out with one of the volunteer crews to one  
> of the participating island communities please let me know and we  
> will make appropriate arrangements for transportation the day of  
> the event.
>
> Please include in your calendar of events.
>
> If you need any additional information please give me a call or e- 
> mail:
>
> Thanks, Ron Greenberg
> ron at benbows.com
>

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> Clean Water, Clean Shores
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> Coastline Volunteer Cleanup Saturday, September 17th
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> Nearly two years have passed since the first meeting of the Clean  
> Water Clean Shores board of directors.  The group formed to  
> formulate a project on which their organizations could dedicate  
> resources and expertise in fulfilling their mutual mission to  
> maintain Maine’s pristine coastline.
>
> The inaugural project linked the Clean Water Clean Shores members  
> with the Maine Coastal Program to invite community members of Mount  
> Desert Island and the islands associated with MDI to volunteer to  
> clean up shorelines.  Volunteers were either directed to shorelines  
> on MDI or taken by kayak or skiffs to nearby islands while others  
> were transported by boat to islands further out to join those  
> island communities in their local clean up efforts.
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> The initial response was overwhelming and over this past winter,  
> the Clean Water Clean Shores project has been expanded.  The towns  
> of Lamoine and Gouldsboro have joined the communities of Bar  
> Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Mt. Desert, Great Gotts, Swan’s  
> Island and the Cranberries.  Teachers from most of these towns are  
> working with harbormasters and town officials determining areas on  
> which to focus for school day outings.  Hundreds of students are  
> being signed up to participate.
>
> Coastal Kayaking Tours and National Park Sea Kayak are providing  
> guides and touring kayaks to take volunteers out to the Porcupine  
> Islands and Bartletts Island.  Carpe Diem Kayaking will be leading  
> a group of self-equipped kayakers to Crow Island and the Green  
> Nubble.  Bar Harbor Whale Watch will be ferrying volunteers out to  
> Baker Island where a clean up will be coordinated by Acadia  
> National Park and Keepers of Baker.  Beal and Bunker will be  
> providing transportation for volunteer to Cranberry Island to join  
> residents there.  The Swan’s Island Ferry Service will take  
> volunteers from Bass Harbor out to Swan’s Island where island  
> residents will meet them.
>
> Skiffs and smaller boats provided by Maine Island Trail  
> Association, Maine Coast Heritage Trust and US Fish and Wildlife  
> Service will carry volunteers to the outer islands including Long  
> Porcupine, Placentia, Pond Island, Big Baker Island, Sheep Island,  
> Great Gotts and Stave Island.   An ambitious plan is also being  
> coordinated by MDI High School sophomore Nathaniel Snow to bring  
> these organizations together with the Department of Marine  
> Resources and the Maine Lobsterman’s Association in an attempt at  
> creating a protocol for disposing of unusable lobster gear found on  
> these shorelines.
>
> In addition, the Schoodic contingent will be providing boat  
> transportation for volunteers cleaning up Stave Island, Little  
> Moose Island and Schoodic Island.
>
> Families and community members are also being encouraged to join  
> members of the Lamoine and MDI community in cleaning up the  
> shorelines along Lamoine Beach, Berry Cove, Lamoine Beach,  
> Bartletts Landing, Hadley Point, Manset Shoreline, and Southwest  
> Harbor Head of the Harbor and Cable Crossing,
>
> The Clean Water Clean Shores cleanup is scheduled for Saturday,  
> September 17th.
>
>
>
> Community members interested in joining these efforts or for  
> additional information please to contact Terry Begley at Friends of  
> Acadia by either calling or emailing her at 288-3340 or  
> terry at friendsofacadia.org
>
>
>
> Sincere thanks from our board to all our teachers, our community  
> officials, and to all those who volunteer
>
> Acadia National Park, Friends of Acadia, Maine Coast Heritage  
> Trust, Maine Island Trail Association, The Nature Conservancy,  
> Maine SeaGrant, Maine Coastal Program, Mount Desert Island  
> Biological Laboratories, MDI Paddlers, and US Fish and Wildlife  
> Service.
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> For additional information:
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> Ron Greenberg, Bar Harbor, Maine         ron at benbows.com
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