Rotary Clubs clean up the Trail

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

What's a little rain?
Volunteers clean up the Interurban Trail
Photo by Mike Remarcke


Shoreline and Lake Forest Park Rotary clubs were part of an ambitious and successful area Rotary project to pick up litter from the length of the Interurban Trail - all 22 miles of it.

They had two hours, on Saturday, April 13, from 10am to noon.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson


Each club was assigned a section of the Trail. Shoreline and Lake Forest Park Rotary clubs took care of the Trail from N 200th at Echo Lake Park to N 165th at Darnall Park behind Aqua Quip on Aurora.

Volunteers at green space
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Many community members joined in to the project to help.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson


The weather wasn't any worse than it usually is - gray and drizzly - and the volunteers soldiered on, in good spirits.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson


Rotary set up a tent at Echo Lake Park to sign people in and give them supplies - trash bags, buckets, and grabbers provided by the City of Shoreline.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Gloves, sharps containers and small tongs were supplied by Evergreen Hospital Emergency Department, and water was supplied by the North City Water District.

Needle crew examining suspect trash
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

A small group had extra training in handling needles and were called in as needed.

Cleaning the rock wall at Echo Lake
Photo by Mike Remarcke

The volunteers cleaned up Echo Lake Park, including standing in the lake to clean litter off the wall.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

They worked their way south 15 blocks, behind Sky Nursery, and then to the green space between City Hall and Aurora marked by the giant snail.


Darnall Park
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

After cleaning Darnall Park, they had lunch, provided by Aqua Quip.

Lunch
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The Woodinville Rotary Club took care of the southern part of the Trail in Shoreline, from 145th to 165th and joined the others for lunch.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Here's a "before" shot of some of what they were finding.



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