In Homer, more than $400 in cash prizes are offered to the individuals and groups that deliver the most bags of trash to the Homer Chamber of Commerce parking lot by 3 p.m. Bags are available at the chamber, fire hall, Homer High School and City Hall.
The top individual and top group will get $100 cash each, as will a new beach clean-up category sponsored by GCI. Second and third place prizes in the individual and group categories are worth $50 and $25, respectively, and all children who enter trash will get a free prize from Wells Fargo Alaska or First National Bank Alaska. Refreshments will be served by Pepsi Cola Bottling.
The clean-up is sponsored by the chamber, Kachemak Bay Rotary Club, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Kachemak Bay Lions Club and Peninsula Sanitation.
In Anchor Point, the chamber of commerce is sponsoring a similar clean-up that starts at 10 a.m. Bags can be picked up at the Visitors Center, where participants can get hot drinks and cookies. A first prize of $50 is offered by GCI. Second- and third-place prizes will be announced later.