On September 18, the eighth grade participated in the worldwide event, Coastal Cleanup. Walking through the fort, beach, and parking lots at Popham Beach, we collected 1,553 cigarette butts, parts of an artificial Christmas tree, old tires, abandoned lobster traps, rubber bands, bottles, cans, and miscellaneous pieces of plastic. The park ranger and several beachgoers were very appreciative of our students' work. Data from the cleanup has been sent to the Coastal Cleanup organization which will be added to a world wide data base.
Thanks to the PTO for funding the colorful tie dye t-shirts in the photo!