It was really interesting to see what kind of waste was most common (pieces of fishing nets were most common and some bottle caps) on the beach and discussing where it is coming from and how the wind affects the trash on the beach. Also learning about nurdles was very interesting, which I had never heard of until reading the manual the night before!
Kevin has studied archeology but also a trail runner – he has been willing to offer his services, being very efficient and “filotimos”, putting his soul in what he is doing! He is a nice young man with an impeccable character and a grandfather from Samos!
Kevin worked on both projects (Andros Routes, Clean Green Andros), following a weekly schedule with a detailed analysis of each day’s tasks. He followed the program faithfully, his presence was considered as very positive, but beyond this kind of evaluation that may sound sterile, Kevin and the team became friends to such an extent that the day he left the island they accompanied him excitedly on the boat.
In detail, during the days of his stay, he dealt with the following:
For the Andros Routes project:
—He participated actively and steadily in the construction of doors in Peter’s house-workshop, installed doors on paths 11, 11a, Arn1, 16 and 3 with volunteers (Route Angels) Gerard Krammer, Antonis Sassalos, Peter, Loek and Costa Ioannidis.
– Painted many signs of the network, such as on paths 15, 15a, 16, 9a, 6, 3, 14 while he participated in maintenance hikes of paths 3, part 6, part 14, 11a, 11, 15 and Arn1 (Arni circular ) and in the hiking care of the route Maps circular Cha1.
For the project Clean, Green Andros:
—Kevin collected plastic waste and nurdles on beaches and on paths, such as in the stream bed that runs through the Arn1 (Arni Circular), he learned a lot about the Recycling System in Andros. It is no exaggeration to say that apart from the civil servants and the recycling workers, Kevin knows every recycling bin on the island!
“It was really interesting to see what kind of waste was most common (pieces of fishing nets were most common and some bottle caps) on the beach and discussing where it is coming from and how the wind affects the trash on the beach. Also learning about nurdles was very interesting, which I had never heard of until reading the manual the night before! “
Kevin, as a mountain runner he made special mention of the well-kept signage and well-maintained trails.
He also mentioned that Andros recycling system works more efficiently than that of his hometown, Washington DC!