When 100 JetBlue crewmembers and volunteers from Save the Harbor hit the beaches of South Boston on Wednesday, not only did they help the Department of Conservation and Recreation remove trash, weeds, stray sand and debris from the shore, they also left something special behind for beach-goers to enhance their summer fun.
During the clean-up, each of the 100 participants “released” a single blue Save the Harbor / Save the Bay 25th Anniversary marble in the sand at the water’s edge, kicking off a summer-long treasure hunt for the marbles and a chance for five lucky winners to receive 40,000 TrueBlue points each.
The one-inch tempered blue glass marbles “released” on the beaches were both beautiful and environmentally friendly. They are made of recycled glass, which was made from sand. To share the fun, in addition to the 100 marbles “released” in South Boston, the group will also release 100 additional marbles on the region’s public beaches in Nahant, Lynn, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull.
To enter the contest, which runs through Labor Day, simply send Save the Harbor a photograph of you holding one of the marbles on the beach where you found it. In August, the group will hold a drawing to select five lucky winners, who will each receive 40,000 TrueBlue points that can be used for award flight redemption on JetBlue Airways to any of the 45 nonstop destinations JetBlue serves from Boston’s Logan International Airport. Post your photo on Save the Harbor’s Facebook page, email it to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or send it by snail mail to their office on the Fish Pier.