Jekyll Island Lion Pete joined the Georgia Sea Turtle Center‘s beach clean up on 17 June. The team began by downloading the Marine Debris Tracker app onto their smart phones and configuring it for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. The goal was to pick up and log trash on the Jekyll Island beach from Great Dunes Park to The Westin Hotel. The team divided into groups of two with one person holding the trash bags and the other logging the type of trash into the tracker. Hard plastic items were put into one bag and all other trash was put in another. The clean up ended after two hours and the trash was hauled away. When the logged trash on the app was submitted online for research purposes, the team learned they had collected almost 1,000 pieces of garbage in a one mile stretch of the beach!
In sad news, the wife of former Lion Buck Edwardson passed away. Her funeral was held at the Jekyll Island Presbyterian Community Church on 17 June and one pew was reserved for Lions.