Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day 113 - April 18, 2010

life guard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
6.2 pounds
449.5 pounds total
I think these are melon flavored rolling papers. Can you say disgusting?!

April has been a tough month for me making progress on The Daily Ocean. I've been out of town for most of the last two weeks only to come home from my spring break trip with a cold.
I think this may be the 7th or 8th cold since Sept. and I am telling you, I'm over it. Anyone else feel like the age of the super bug is upon us?
I'd like to thank Danielle Davis for mentioning me in her article, "Five LA Women Bloggers Up To Green Good."
She has two projects going that she writes for
Your Daily Thread and Less Is More Balanced. Check those out too! Thanks for connecting Danielle.
This picture doesn't do justice to the mess I found on the beach tonight. It was strewn for as far as I could see with mostly plastic packaging and straws. It looked to me that the trash had come in from the water and been left at the high tide line as the surf retreated. 6.2 pounds in 20 minutes of wrappers that are milliliters thick is not a good feeling.
Kiss My Country Blog has a great post up about a filmmaker named Laura Seltzer who made a movie entitled, "Last boat Out" about Chesapeake Bay. It catalogs the fishermen in the bay whose way of life is threatened by the pollution there. Very interesting, and sad. It was shown to the U.S. Congress organized by the Congressional Water Caucas. Check it out.