“As a fisherman it’s disturbing to find a plastic bag in almost every trawl that we haul when we are out lobster fishing,” said Kevin Corbett, president of the Port Lorne Preservation Society.
So on August 21 the Port Lorne Preservation Society, working in partnership with the Port Lorne Community Centre Association (Fundy Hall), did their part by organizing and conducting a major clean-up of their wharf and beach area. After putting a call out for volunteers, especially those with a tractor or power saw, the community went to work.
Piles of timbers and logs brought in by vicious winter storms were collected, along with common seaside debris including lots of plastic. Annapolis Valley Waste showed their community support by providing a large dumpster.
Approximately 20 volunteers from the village worked tirelessly and it wasn’t long before the dumpster was filled to the brim.
All agreed that there is no better place to be in summer than enjoying the fresh air and beautiful scenery along the Fundy Shore. One Annapolis Valley visitor commented “Great to see community interest and effort to keep the grounds clean. Great job everyone! Outsiders know you care.”
And it’s not over yet. On Sept. 8 two additional dumpsters will arrive at 8 a.m. ready to be filled.
The next step will include a coat of many colours for the fish sheds, as well as the historic winch house next door. The plan is to make the winch house a display area for tourists to learn about Port Lorne's fishing and boat building history.
Article by Marilynn Linley, Port Lorne.