View Full Version : Beach Clean Up Event at Gooseberry Island

03-05-2010, 11:36 AM
Stripercoast Surfcasters Club
announces its first beach clean-up project of 2010
Gooseberry Island, Westport, MA
Saturday, April 10th, 2010
(rain date - Saturday, April 24th)
8:00am - 4:00pm

Stripercoast Surfcasters Club, a coast-wide striped bass surfcasting club, will be hosting a shoreline clean-up project at Gooseberry Island in Westport, MA on Saturday, April 10th, from 8:00am - 4:00pm. (Rain date is Saturday April 24th)

Club members & other volunteers will spend the day picking up trash and debris on the island which has collected there over the winter months, and YOU are invited!

The club will be providing a lunch of grilled burgers, hot dogs, etc. free of charge for all who volunteer their time to participate in the clean-up effort. Please let us know if you intend to come so that we can make sure to have enough for everyone.

If you are someone who enjoys the outdoors and the many resources Massachusetts parks have to offer, this is a great family oriented opportunity for you to make a difference in the community.

To volunteer, or for information on sponsoring this event,
please contact:

Jacob Freeman
National Chapter Vice President
Stripercoast Surfcasters Club (


03-05-2010, 06:52 PM

03-31-2010, 12:37 PM

C'mon guys! Let's pull together and clean this place up.

Please be sure to let me know if you plan to attend so that I can make sure there is enough FREE food for you at lunch time! :drool:

04-01-2010, 09:49 PM
I'll see you guys there. Did you find out about the clean up that was set for the following week there WRWA? Also are we bringing our own trash bags and disposing of the trash on our own? Or is the town/state involved in a trash pick up? There is going to be a huge mess there more than before with all of the rain we had.

04-02-2010, 06:51 AM
Hi Jay, looking forward to seeing you there. Hopefully we'll have good weather. Yes, I've contacted the WRWA and will be letting them know how we do on the 10th. If there's nothing left for them to do on their weekend, they'll just have more folks to focus on the other 2 locations they're doing the same day.

This event has been endorsed by the MA DCR and Parks Dept. They are providing all the garbage bags and handling the disposal of all trash picked up.

Pray for good weather... if we get rained out the event will be postponed to Saturday the 24th,,, but I really don't want to have to make that call.

04-02-2010, 12:53 PM
Good news. Thanks for the info.

04-08-2010, 12:09 PM
I was really hoping that this kind of event would spark some greater interest here and we'd see a good amount of participation from the NE S-B crowd. Seems to me this would be the kind of event that we could all get behind together.

It looks like we'll have perfect weather for the event this Saturday, and there's still time to get in on this if you're so inclined. Please just reply to this thread or shoot me PM if you're planning to come.

There will be a sign-in/sign-out table set up at the back side of the parking lot near the head of the walking trail. Be sure to stop there when you arrive, sign in, and grab some bags before you head out.

Even if you can't come for the whole day, any help would be very appreciated. We'll be there from 8:00am - 4:00 pm and serving lunch around noon.

Hope to see some of you there!
~ Jake

04-12-2010, 11:42 AM
Thanks so much to all who came out and helped! The DCR staff also asked me to pass on their thanks, and said they'd be very greatful if we could come back in the fall. We had about 25 volunteers throughout the day, and picked up 5 or 6 large truck loads of trash.

Here are a few of the pics I took...

04-12-2010, 11:43 AM

04-12-2010, 11:43 AM