What a great way to see each other in person! After months meeting by Zoom, on Friday, October 23rd, several Friends/friends from the St. Augustine Friends Worship Group and The United Church (UCC-DOC) went out on the Litter Gitter to pick up trash in the Matanzas River. Local environmentalist Captain Adam Morley steered the boat while sharing his knowledge of environmental issues affecting our community. The main message: stop using plastic whenever possible, especially single-use plastic. There is no such thing as recycling of plastic.
The Litter Gitter is a program of Matanzas Riverkeeper that takes members of our community out on the river to remove trash from our waterways and to learn about the issues surrounding marine debris and litter.
The namesake of the program is the Litter Gitter II: a bright yellow, 24-foot Carolina skiff, specially equipped for removing large volumes of debris. With Captain Adam Morley at the helm, the Litter Gitter program works to ensure that our local waterways stay clean and healthy while giving volunteers an opportunity to get their hands dirty and to do their part.