St. John's Lutheran Rubbish Rustlers
Around the year 2004, St. John's decided to become a part of the Adopt-A-Highway Program with the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
The agreement is to pick up litter along Lady's Island Drive, from Rue Du Bose to the McTeer Bridge 12 times a year - once a month.
Mike Masters started the group and named it "Rubbish Rustlers." Then Hank Cuthbert handled it for several years. The program was stopped when construction started on the new lanes on McTeer Bridge and widening of Lady's Island Drive.
With the McTeer Bridge and road construction on Lady's Island Drive now complete, St. John's Lutheran has renewed our earlier agreement to take part in the Adopt-A-Highway Program with the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Larry Roane is in charge now.
We will be picking up the trash the second Saturday of each odd month at 8:30 AM.
About how long does it normally take?
............. This depends on the number of people working and how much trash is out there. It has taken anywhere from 1 1/2 to 3 hours.
What do we need to bring?
............. Vests, and tongs or grabbers will be furnished. Highly recommend that each person bring their own gloves.
Thanks so much to everyone who helped in 2017!
Here are our Rubbish Rustling days for 2018
January 13, 2018 March 10, 2018 May 12, 2018
July 14, 2018 September 8, 2018 November 10, 2018
Please mark your calendars now and do consider helping to keep our environment clean.
RESULTS OF OUR "RUBBISH RUSTLING"
RUBBISH RUSTLING DAY - November 1, 2017 - This is to let you know that we collected rubbish along Lady’s Island Drive on Saturday even though it was terribly windy and cold. A total of seven bags of litter was collected. The five people participating were: Rhoda Moore, Helen & Mike Masters, and Larry Roane.
RUBBISH RUSTLING DAY - July 8, 2017 - The group was small for the litter pickup. A total of seven bags of litter was collected. The five people participating were: Helen & Mike Masters, Perry Dukes, Gene Pfister, and Larry Roane.
RUBBISH RUSTLING DAY - May 13, 2017 - Today was a beautiful day and we
collected a total of 19 bags of litter. The six people participating were:
Rhoda Moore, Arno Moellenhoff, Missy Dawson, Helen & Mike Masters, and Larry Roane.
RUBBISH RUSTLING DAY - March 11, 2017 - The Rubbish Rustlers picked up a total of 15 bags of litter. The six people who participated were: Tony Barber, Helen & Mike Masters, Perry Dukes, Arno Moellenhoff, and Larry Roane.
RUBBISH RUSTLING DAY - January 14, 2017 - The Rubbish Rustlers picked up a total of 15 bags of litter. Fortunately is was a beautiful day. Thanks to the following participants: Arno Mollenhoff, Gene Pfiester, Rhoda Moore, Missy Dawson, Toni & Jan Barber, and Larry Roane.
Here are some pictures of our Rubbish Rustlers and the rubbish they picked up.
Please contact Larry Roane with any questions or to volunteer.
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