The 37th International Coastal Cleanup is right around the corner! On Saturday, September 17, people from all walks of life come out to play a role in this global effort to remove debris from beaches and waterways. Come join us!
Registrants that have registered by the 8/31 deadline will have get theirs first and anyone else can get any that are left at the site or come to Woolley Park to enjoy lunch, drawings, and see if we have shirts left there. Volunteers must be present to redeem shirts.
Lunch at Woolley Park will begin serving around 11:00 am. We will have some local entertainment. We will have drawings to include a 50/50 drawing and other prizes.
On Sunday, May 15, Keep Wakulla County Beautiful and RCC Wakulla joined forces to improve the appearance of the landscaping at the Wakulla County Commission Complex. A total of 16 volunteered to spend their Sunday morning serving their community on a beautification project.
The volunteers spent about 3 hours weeding and laying pine straw to freshen up the landscape. Lynn Artz followed and added some native plants to the area. It was hot, the ants were awful, and of course it is yellow fly season. Those issues being contended with, all of the volunteers are commended for their efforts.
RCC Wakulla chose the service project as part of their “For Wakulla” motto. KWCB was happy to coordinate and supply tools, buckets, and water for this project.
On Saturday, May 14, a group of about 20 volunteers met at the Mashes Sands Beach in Panacea. Please note all of the volunteers did not stay to be part of the group photo. Pictured are (L-R) Ralph Thomas, Steve Cushman, Gary Deibler, Paul Parker, Jim Cook, Lesley Cushman, June Davis, Marc Dickieson, Brandy King, and Mike King. We were joined by a couple of camera shy workers from the Wakulla Road & Bridge Department led by Mike King. We were also joined by County Administrator, David Edwards and his son Alex coming out to show support for their County.
In the images you will see a couple before images of the beach. There were remnants of asphalt as a reminder of Hurricane Michael. A citizen had made the issue known and KWCB decided to do something about it. The Road & Bridge Department supplied a dumpster for the collection of the asphalt. The volunteers managed to gather 10,340 pounds of asphalt in 2.5 hours. The volunteers worked on the beach and into the water gathering the broken up remnants of the previous parking area. It was left in a much better state than it was at the start.
Wakulla County’s own Property Appraiser, Ed Brimner, was the winner in the KWCB drawing for a $750 gift certificate to No Shoe Firearms. The drawing was held at the end of the Household Hazardous Waste Day on 4/23/22. Congratulations Ed!
Latex paint should not be brought to these events. Latex paint is not hazardous when dried and can then be tossed in with household garbage. If there is a small amount of paint left in the can, you can let the paint dry by leaving it in a well-ventilated area until it hardens, stirring it once every few days. When setting out paint to dry-up, try filling partially empty cans withwaste paint hardener, shredded newspaper or cat litter to aid in clumping up the leftover paint so that it dries up faster. https://www.wikihow.com/Safely-Dispose-of-Paint
Other paint brought to these events will be limited to 2- 5 gallon buckets or 5- 1 gallon cans per resident.