Georgetown, Maine

Georgetown Coastal Cleanup 2021

We Need Your Help to Clean Up Georgetown’s Coast

When: Saturday, September 11th

Who can take part?: Anyone is welcome!

How to Participate: Pick up trash anywhere around Georgetown’s coast.  Bring it to the Transfer Station on September 11th.  Volunteers will be at the Transfer Station to weigh, sort, and inventory the trash.

What Supplies Do You Need?

  • All you need is a bag to put the trash in and gloves to keep your hands safe while picking up trash.  Bags and gloves are available in a plastic bin labeled “Coastal Cleanup” that is sitting in the town office lobby for the month of September.  You are also welcome to use your own.
  • The bin will also have copies of the 2021 Coastal Cleanup datasheet to record information about the types and weight of trash collected.  You can fill out your own datasheet or volunteers can fill out a sheet for you at the transfer station on the 11th.

Can’t make it to the transfer station on the 11th?

Pick up a datasheet from the Coastal Cleanup bin in the town office lobby to record the location where you collected trash, weight of the trash, and types of trash you found, or print your own copy of the form here:  https://oceanconservancy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/OC-DataCards_volunteerFINAL_ENG.pdf  Drop off the trash at the Transfer Station and put the completed datasheet back in the Coastal Cleanup bin before the end of September.

Have Questions or Want Suggestions for Good Places to Pick Up Trash?

Contact the Georgetown Conservation Commission at conserve04548@gmail.com or call Ruth Indrick at 315 415-4160

Structures up at Round the Cove Preserve fall 2020 to shelter outdoor learning curriculum for the Georgetown Central School.  Please look for signage and respect kids’ safety, particularly when school is in session.

Lillian Reid left her property – now  part of the Round the Cove forest – to Georgetown with the provision that “said premises are to be used, whenever possible, for and in conjunction with the operation of the Georgetown school or schools; for the use of the students and faculty in furtherance of environmental and conservation purposes or studies. For this purpose, the premises are to be maintained in as natural a state as is practical, and consistent with the uses and purposes herein and hereby expressed.”  In 1973, when the Town accepted Lillian Reid’s bequest, no-one could have imagined the pandemic of 2020.  How appropriate that her bequest has such practical meaning today!

Click on image to download the 2018 Trails Guide, or pick up a copy at the Town Office.

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And click here for 2018 update:

Coastal Guide

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Seasonal Notices

Reminder:  Deer Ticks May Be Out Whenever There’s No Snow Cover

Forty percent of deer ticks in our area carry one or more tick borne diseases, and the tick population has been increasing dramatically.  Nymph deer ticks are tiny and hungry and most active in early spring.  Be careful out there.  FMI see our resource section on Tick Borne Diseases

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