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Old Ladies Against Underwater Garbage

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
6:30 pm8:30 pm
Halifax Town Hall, Upstairs Selectman’s Office 499 Plymouth Street, Halifax

Join us on Wednesday March 13, 2024 at 6:30 pm for a talk and Q & A by the Old Ladies Against Underwater Garbage. Light refreshments will served.

In 2017 Old Ladies Against Underwater Garbage, OLAUG, was formed. We have been cleaning up ponds on Cape Cod from Falmouth to Chatham ever since. Gathering small teams of swimmers, ages 64 to 84, we sweep along the shore, diving down to pick up beer cans, golf balls, fishing lures, waterlogged dog toys, hats, jackets, shoes, and occasionally a cell phone or box of spent fireworks. Whatever we heave up from the bottom, we hand to the Garbage Collector who paddles a canoe or kayak. One swimmer goes ahead looking for snapping turtles and guides the swimmers around them. Our affection and respect for the fish, turtles, and plants that live in the ponds are what motivates us.