Vineyard beach cleanup day on Earth Day

Eastville Beach trash ready for pick-up. — File Photo by Susan Safford

The Vineyard Conservation Society will sponsor its 22nd annual Earth Day beach cleanup from 10 am to 12 noon this Saturday, April 19.

Volunteers are encouraged to help spruce up Island beaches before the summer season kicks in. There is no need to register or call ahead. Just show up at your favorite beach. Volunteers will be waiting with everything needed, according to a press release.

There will be an after-party at the Harbor View Hotel from 12 noon to 2 pm where treasure hunting stories will be told and volunteers may enjoy treats from the Harbor View and Scottish Bakehouse. There will also be a free raffle for gift certificates to Bunch of Grapes for the kids, and a garden basket from S.B.S. for the adults.

A list of Vineyard beaches: Aquinnah — Lobsterville, Philbin, Tribal Beaches; Chilmark — Squibnocket, Menemsha, Lucy Vincent; Edgartown — Fuller Street, Lighthouse Beach, South Beach (Left & Right Fork), State Beach (Bend in the Road); Oak Bluffs — Eastville Point, State Beach (Little Bridge), Town Beach (SSA to Inkwell); Tisbury — Lagoon Pond Landing, Lake Street Landing, Tashmoo Opening, Owen Little Way, Grove Ave. Beach, Hines Point, Owen Park, V.H. harbor (SSA to RM Packer); West Tisbury — Cedar Tree Neck, Lambert’s Cove.

For more information, go to or call 508-693-9588.