Last week at Salisbury’s Third Friday event, some 266 people voted on the winner of the second annual Stash Your Trash sculpture contest. This year’s theme, Create a Crab, followed last year’s Make-a-Heron contest; both highlighted elements of the Stash Your Trash anti-litter campaign logo. The winning team, consisting of Keating Beach, Skylar Coker, Drew Hurley and Dean Keh, hailed from Salisbury University’s Green Floor Living-Learning Community.
32 teams submitted entries, including Parkside Horticultural students, Wi-hi Art students, Girl Scouts, the Maryland Food Bank, the Wicomico Partnership for Families and Children, the Delmarva Discovery Center, Westside Community Center, the Wicomico Public Library STEM team, the Community of Joy Youth Group, MAC Garden, PRMC ICU nurses, SU Environmental Studies students and community families.
The winning crab sculpture will begin circulating as the “Green Business of the Month” award—bestowed by the Chamber of Commerce—replacing last year’s winning heron sculpture. The remaining entrants will form a “cast” of crabs that will be displayed in public venues, traveling throughout the community to promote the Stash Your Trash anti-litter message.
Stash Your Trash is a grassroots community effort to reduce litter in the Salisbury area and clean up our neighborhoods. Stash Your Trash has been adopted by both the city and county as its official anti-litter campaign. Started by Priscilla Timken and aided by Bill Nelson, the project is entering its third year.
If you would like more info on SYT, would like to nominate a green business or host the cast of crabs—or if you would like to become more involved in any way—please let us know. We welcome organizations, businesses, individuals, families, neighborhoods to join in the effort.