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In 2017, Old Ladies Against Underwater Garbage, OLAUG, was formed. They have been cleaning up ponds on Cape Cod from Falmouth to Chatham ever since. Gathering small teams of swimmers, ages 64 to 85, they sweep along the shallows, diving down to pick up beer cans, golf balls, fishing lures, waterlogged dog toys, hats, jackets, shoes, and occasionally a tire, cell phone or box of spent fireworks.

Whatever they heave up from the bottom, they hand to the Garbage Collector who paddles a canoe or kayak. One swimmer goes ahead looking for snapping turtles and guides the swimmers around them. Their affection and respect for the fish, turtles, and plants that live in the ponds are what motivates them. 

For a full description of this organization, please visit the OLAUG page.
Please consider donating to OLAUG.  You will be directed to Pay Pal to complete your secure donation.  
We also accept donations by mail. Just send a check (with OLAUG in the memo) to Falmouth Together We Can, P.O. Box 303, Falmouth, MA 02541. Thank you!
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