For the past five years, Information Service’s Carl Dolezal has organized the UTMB effort supporting Beach Cleanup, which most recently fell on the Saturday morning after our campus Earth Day celebration this past April. My 7-year-old son and I donned rubber gloves and sturdy shoes to wrestle beer cans, burst ballons and fishing line from the rocks along Boddeker Drive, on the eastern tip of the island. We had a great time, and my kid’s enthusiasm made me very happy. The UTMB cleanup crew was huge this year, with more than 50 participants (a few of them are pictured above). It looks like everyone was having a good time. (Carl is looking for his Beach Cleanup successor for next year, if anyone would like to take his post at helm of this worthwhile effort.)
On the topic of Earth Day and all good green things, my colleague Heidi Lutz posted a slide show with images from the UTMB Earth Day celebration. If you went, you probably saw a very outstanding cardboard castle built by the guys in facilities. They were rightfully proud; it was a labor-intensive work of art they created on their own time, for others to enjoy. It was enjoyed by young and old alike. Enjoy the photos…see anyone you know?