Dedicated volunteers. Photo courtesy of Heather Derks
The weather may have been cold, wet and windy for Earth Day, April 22nd, 2014, but
that did not deter a small band of dedicated environmentalists from working to clean
up debris from Port Stanley's main beach.
The beach clean up event was organized by Earthmama Farms Daycare, a non-profit
group from Central Elgin that wants to form a network of environmentally conscious
individuals. They had carpooled to the beach from the Elgin Mall in St. Thomas,
arriving at Mackies at 7:00 P.M. The half hour scheduled clean-up event was about
the limit for working outside on the beach in the blustery weather.
Earthmama is trying to form a network of environmentally conscious individuals that
can be mobilized to come out and document environmental events, with a view to presenting
the findings and suggested solutions to the appropriate authorities. The first step
to taking action is in having a voice and establishing a presence. For information
on how to join please call 226-653-0058 or visit