Cassy, Suki, and friend
trash collected for 350.org's 10/10/10
502.4 pounds total
Suki the dog is not amused at the 93 lbs. of trash - YES 93 lbs. of trash found on the beach
I got an email this week from fellow blogger Cassy Marichal who moved from Miami to Monteray CA. (Good move :)) Anyway - she went to the beach last Sunday to collect some trash for 350.org's 10/10/10 - just like we did and found a heap - a HUGE heap - of trash to add to the Community Count of The Daily Ocean (which you can read about if you scroll down and read the description on the right side of this blog)
I'll let her relay her experience below -
"On Sunday, my friend and I headed down to the local beach to pick up some trash in honor of 350.org's 10/10/10. We were pleasantly surprised to find very few small pieces of trash during the first portion of our walk.
About 20 minutes later, we saw a crowd of seagulls huddled over a mound of trash. It seriously looked like a bar had thrown up on the beach. There were all sorts of liquor bottles, beer bottles and cans, reusable bottles (?!), blankets and even a pair of shoes!
There was a bonfire near all the trash so it looked like someone had a big party the night before and didn't bother to collect and throw away their 93 pounds of trash!!
We were so surprised after we weighed it all. We had to load all the trash into my car and it literally smelled like a bar at the end of the night!"
Cassy Marichal - Same fish, new pond (follow this link for more pictures of her 10/10/10 trash find)
Should I have a prize or something for most trash collected for the Community Count? 93 pounds is a huge effort - and also rather depressing, no? Would it be turning lemons into lemonade - or should I just say -
THANK YOU FOR CARING ENOUGH TO PICK IT ALL UP CASSY!