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Anne Fairhead, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Earth Day

Journal By Anne Fairhead

Posted On 4/27/2004 1:05:37 PM

On Earth Day last Thursday Palmer Station personnel once again participated in cleaning up the area around station. Last year members of the station were able to get over to the site of Old Palmer Station, and clear up lots of buried rubbish. This year the snow cover was too great to allow any terrestrial cleaning, but our group participated in cleaning up the area below the pier. We collected rubbish off the pier last year as well, but we found plenty more to collect this year!

Several members of the station came out to the pier and helped pull up the catch bags full of rubbish that the divers found. As you can see from the photos they found lots of old soda bottles and even some kitchen crockery, as well as boat parts, a hammer and even a crow bar! Later on in the day Dan and Bill did another dive to tie a rope around a big tire, and with the help of some heavy machinery it was lifted out of the water.


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Where does it come from?Jeff Keeton4/29/2004 1:21:59 PM

Wow Anne, that's a lot of trash. Where does it all come from? I know (right?) it isn't coming from Palmer.

From Anne Fairhead, Posted On 4/29/2004 1:22:00 PM

Hi Jeff. Actually, all the rubbish we found off the pier came from operations here at Palmer Station. The station has been here for decades and as you can imagine there has been a lot of loading and unloading of boats and ships in that time- and sometimes things drop overboard. Some of the rubbish also results from a time when people didn't have quite the same attitudes to the environment as we do nowadays.

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