• Tidy Up Tilghman April 18 with Phillips Wharf

  • Tidy up Tilghman April 18 with Phillips Wharf
    Phillips Wharf is leading Tidy up Tilghman Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Sat., April 18 as part of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream. Volunteers are needed for the rain or shine event, and will meet at Phillips Wharf, with boots recommended and volunteer registration at bit.ly/tidyup20.
    This is Phillips Wharf’s 7th year participating in the event, with volunteers last year collecting 20 cubic yards of debris, 140 gallons of glass, and 320 gallons of plastic and aluminum beverage containers. Other 2019 finds included 773 plastic bottles, 4,205 cigarette butts, 10 tires, a hot tub top, and a plastic skull. 
    Project Clean Stream kicks off in April, and is the largest annual cleanup event in the Chesapeake Bay region, with tens of thousands of volunteers coming together each spring to pick up trash from local streams, creeks, rivers, parks, and neighborhoods as part of the project. More about the program is at allianceforthebay.org.
    Cleanups take place in all six Bay states and D.C., with the Alliance working with local site captains and providing cleanup supplies such as trash bags and gloves. For Phillips Wharf, Maryland Environmental Services also provides recycling bins and Patuxent Companies provides the roll off dumpster.
    Phillips Wharf Environmental Center's mission is to encourage, educate, and engage Chesapeake Bay stewards of all ages through interactive experiences showcasing the Bay's ecosystem and its inhabitants. For more information, visit phillipswharf.org.
     
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    Last year’s Tidy up Tilghman volunteers, including these shown here, collected 20 cubic yards of debris, 140 gallons of glass, and 320 gallons of plastic and aluminum beverage containers, among other items. This year’s April 18 event will be Phillips Wharf’s 7th year participating in the Project Clean Stream project, with volunteers meeting at Phillips Wharf, with boots recommended and volunteer registration at bit.ly/tidyup20.
     
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    4,205 cigarette butts were among the trash items picked up during last year’s Tidy up Tilghman, organized by Phillips Wharf and part of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s regional program. Volunteers are needed for this year’s April 18 rain or shine event, and will meet at Phillips Wharf, with boots recommended and volunteer registration at bit.ly/tidyup20.
     

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