Wellfleet Conservation Trust Seeking Volunteers for Annual Coastal Sweep

WELLFLEET – The Wellfleet Conservation Trust (WCT) is seeking out volunteers for its Coastsweep program, an annual effort to clean the Wellfleet Harbor coastline.

As in previous years, the program is co-sponsored by the Wellfleet Recycling Committee, the Wellfleet Conservation Commission, the Open Space Committee, and the Friends of Herring River. Last year, the sweep covered more than eight miles of beaches with the help of 30 volunteers split into 11 teams. The group recovered over 400 pounds of plastics and other debris in just two hours.

The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) has organized the cleanup since 1987, bringing in thousands of volunteers from across the state each year to collect thousands of pounds of trash from beaches, marshes, river banks and the seafloor.

For this year’s local cleanup, the WCT is organizing on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m. at the Wellfleet Mayo Beach parking area on Kendrick Avenue. A rain date is scheduled for September 30. No advanced sign-up is required and all supplies will be provided to volunteers, who will be assigned to small teams to clean designated areas of different beaches.

By Tim Dunn, CapeCod.com News Center

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