October 15th was one of two days this year that the shellfish industry picked up garbage on beaches in South Sound. Four Choice High School students and their leader, John Johnson pitched in to clean up debris on the Twin River Ranch tidal marshland at the head of Oakland Bay.
In the phot0, Michael Hooton shows off the garbage pile. Taylor Shellfish will bring a boat in later in the day at high tide to collect the garbage for disposal.
This is the first time garbage has been picked up in the Twin River Ranch tidal marshlands. The effort was spurred on by the pending acquisition of the property by the Capitol Land Trust. The land trust intends to maintain the property for its fish and wildlife habitat value.