Environmental organizations hosting Cambridge Creek Kayak Cleanup


CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Two organizations are teaming up for a community trash cleanup in Cambridge on Saturday.

The High 5 Initiative, an environmental nonprofit, is partnering with ShoreRivers for a Cambridge Creek Kayak Cleanup. It’s part of the #TrashFreeShoreRivers campaign. They will be assigning volunteers to areas both on land and on the water so you are encouraged to bring your own kayak or canoe if you have one. Organizers say the pandemic has increased visitation to parks and waterways by about 140 percent and in many cases that’s resulting in more litter than usual.

“With that of course is coming a lot of extra debris. People are going and recreating at the rivers, bringing their lunches and then they leave their trash behind because there’s no trash cans there,” says Briana Thompson, the Co-founder & President of the High 5 Initiative, Inc.

They’ll be meeting at the Trenton Street Boat Ramp at 8:30 AM on Saturday to get supplies and assign volunteers to areas. Bags, gloves, waters and some light snacks will be provided at the registration table. The cleanup will start around 9 AM. Thompson says they already have about 20 people registered.

You can reserve a kayak on a first come first serve basis by emailing Briana@TheHigh5Initiative.com.

Masks must be worn at the registration table and whenever social distancing is not possible unless with co-isolators. If you are sick, been exposed to someone who is sick or have been to a “hot spot” two weeks prior, organizers ask that you please do not attend.

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