It was a beautiful day to do some dirty work!

By McMahon Builders, LLC | Sep 27, 2017
Photo by: McMahon Builders, LLC A group of volunteers helps pick up and record trash and debris at Birch Point State Park in Owls Head.

 

With bags in gloved hands, employees of McMahon Builders, LLC  and volunteers went on a mission to clean up the shoreline and surrounding areas of Birch Point State Park in Owls Head, Sand Beach Park and the Rockland Boardwalk.

The crew launched their attack on the offending trash at 10 am on  Saturday, September 23.  Ten bags, equaling  65 pounds, of trash and debris were hauled away.

The group took part in the Maine Coastal Program's Coastweek, a national celebration of  Coastal resources (5,300 miles of coastline in Maine), includes Coastal Cleanup, the biggest volunteer event in Maine.

The Maine Coastal Program is a partnership among local, regional, and state agencies for the purpose of managing Maine's coastal resources for the public benefit.  In 1972 Congress responded to the rapid deterioration of coast areas throughout the nation by passing the Coastal Zone Management Act. The law authorized funding for state coastal programs around the country to improve the environmental and economic health of America's coastal areas.

The Maine Coastal Program was established in 1978 and is administered by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Resource Information and Land Use Planning. As trash is collected, it is tallied on categorized sheets and the data is compiled on a total sheet and sent to the Maine Coastal Program and the Ocean Conservatory to be added to a global statistic document.

 

 

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