Trash Tracker Equipment List



52 foot houseboat with sleeping and cooking facilities dormitory style. Separate bunk (but not separate sleeping areas) with a pillow and pillow case provided for each volunteer. A trash barge with drinking water and working tools, and an 18-foot runabout will accompany the houseboat. Pilot / Supervisor operates all vessels.

  • Gasoline and Propane for vessels and appliances.
  • Bathroom (head) aboard houseboat includes sink, shower, and toilet with tissue. NOTE: Not enough hot water for everyone to shower at the same time of day.
  • Kitchen includes small refrigerator, small microwave, apartment-sized gas stove with oven, sink, coffee maker, toaster, basic pots, pans, blender, tableware, dishes, drinking water, coffee, creamers, salt and pepper, napkins and paper towels.
  • Gas barbecue grill (gas provided).
  • Evaporative cooler and heater.
  • Generator, which provides 110 V AC current for low wattage devices on an intermittent basis.
  • 3 55-gallon ice chests, block ice provided.
  • CD player.


There is no storage on the houseboat, and space is limited. Please bring only essentials. Also, there is limited privacy in the sleeping quarters.

  • Food and beverages (alcohol is allowed after work hours)
  • Sleeping bag for cooler weather, blanket for warmer weather
  • Sturdy work gloves
  • Tennis shoes or lightweight hiking shoes to protect you from the thistle or water shoes/sandals. Bring two pair in case one gets wet.
  • Towel and wash cloth
  • Personal toilet articles
  • Swimsuit
  • Hat or cap (should be one that will stay on in a breeze)
  • Comfortable work clothes – lightweight and tightly woven pants for protection from the abundant thistle (remember you will be picking up wet and dry trash, bring clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty). Bring enough clothes for layering to insure comfort.
  • Thermal underwear/sweatsuit (during early spring/late fall months)
  • Rain gear
  • Warm coat (during early spring/late fall months)
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Any medical needs
  • Canteen/water bottle(s)

Trash bags and grabbers are provided.

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