Beach cleanups on hold: ‘The trash will have to wait a little’
Group leader Diane Buhler gave her crew of four employees two weeks off, with pay.
“This allows them to social distance and stay at home,” Buhler said. “Having five people ride together in a pick-up truck is not conducive to social distancing. The trash will have to wait a little bit.”
The trash, of course, continues to wash up on town beaches, averaging about 700 pounds each week. Buhler said she continues to monitor shore conditions — she calls it her “daily recons” — and has performed three solo trash pickups.
Fortunately, the trash has been lighter than normal because the sea has been relatively calm the last few days, she said.