Jan Hersey snapped this rainbow photo with the former Custom Plywood site in Anacortes in the foreground on the shore of Fidalgo Bay.
|Rainbow photo courtesy of Jan Hersey.|
Just a little more than three years ago, the site was littered with debris and toxic contamination. Now, it's a recovering ecosystem that also is home to a boat storage operation.
Jan was gracious to let us use her great photo, which shows how powerful cleanup can be -- for the environment, for the health of a local community and economy, and for the people who live nearby and can see the changes that cleanup brings.
It's a beautiful thing.