Organizers of the fifteenth annual Ship Canal Clean-Up are looking for volunteers with boats. The spring cleaning runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st and volunteers will clean the Ship Canal from the Locks to the Fremont Bridge.
The event “brings together members of our maritime community to improve our working waterfront, act on our commitment to a healthy marine environment and have fun,” the press release states, and everyone with a concern for the marine environment is invited to participate.
Meet at Dock 10 of Fishermen’s Terminal (near the West Wall) for special instructions and a launch.
From Dock 10 we will get equipment, bags, grabbers, scoop nets and special instructions. Then all the kayaks, skiffs and other boats will fan out, retrieve debris from the water and shoreline and offload debris to dumpsters aboard mother ships, including several tug boats. Western Towboat’s tug Fearless will be among the mother ships.
After the big clean, volunteers will be treated to a seafood barbecue lunch.
Organizers are asking volunteers to please register in advance so they have enough food and supplies. To volunteer or for more information email Lise Kenworthy (LiseKenworthy@comcast.net.)