SAVE THE DATE: Great Islands Clean Up Spring 2019

Great Islands Clean Up 2018

Saturday, April 20, 2019 will be our next Great Islands Clean Up event from 10am to 2pm. Be sure to SAVE THE DATE!

Bags, grabbers, safety vests and latex gloves will be available at the San Juan County Public Works office on Spring Street during the week before the event, and on the other islands the day of the event. Check with your island’s organizer for more information. Tag The Great Islands Clean Up on Facebook in all your GICU photos! #GICU2019

Great Islands Clean Up

San Juan Island Contacts:
Jana Marks ( or 378-2319)
Katie Fleming (
Frankie Robertson (
Aaron Rock (

Orcas Island Contact:
Pete Moe ( or 376-4089)

Shaw Island Contact:
Jennifer Woodbridge (

Lopez Island Contacts:
Nick Teague ( or 468-3754)
Mark Herrenkohl (
Kirm Taylor (
Mike Moore (

Here were the numbers from the last event held on September 29, 2018:

139+ volunteers  covered

59.25 miles of road, 11.5 miles of beach,

Collected over 1,800 pounds of litter on Lopez, San Juan, and Orcas Island.

Lopez Island

  • 55 volunteers
  • 519 pounds of litter (with 109 pounds diverted to recycling)
  • 18 miles of roads
  • 6.5 miles of beach

Orcas Island

  • 54 volunteers
  • 925 pounds of litter
  • 16.25 miles of roads (both sides)
  • 2 miles of beach

San Juan Island

  • ~30 volunteers
  • 360 pounds of litter (including a rubber snake)
  • ~25 miles of roads
  • ~3 miles of beach