This weekend’s Arakawa River Clean Up event will again be adjusted away from a group activity to more of an individual effort due to the ongoing Corona situation. Basically this will be as follows:
1. Please refrain from using public transportation (trains, buses, etc.), so participants should only people living nearby who can come by bicycle or car.
2. We will omit group activities, e.g., meeting at the station and going to the river together, dinner afterwards, etc. Just go to the river directly.
3. I am designating the target area below, and people can go anytime this weekend (Sat. or Sun.) or even next week and collect trash using your own clear bags. The blue area is very easy and in need of cleaning. We already did the green area but there may be some new trash. Then, the red area will be challenging but should be lots of trash.
4. I and a couple of other regulars will be out there on Sunday from 10:00a.m. until dark. I’ll have bags with me. Optimal tide will be 9:30a.m. to 2:30p.m.. for accessing the line along the tetrapods. Participants can join our group at that time. Look for our trash bags set out on the road to find our location.
The group should not be large and we’ll just keep some distance during break times. Trash collection itself is basically a solitary activity, so as long as it is okay to go outside for exercise like walks, jogging, etc. there should be no problem with people living nearby getting their exercise on the river. BTW, if you will join could you message me to let me know to expect you.