Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day 181 - Dec. 27, 2010

life guard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
by Sara and Garen
4.3 pounds total - 2.1 to the Community Count
(scroll down on the right side of my blog for more information on the Community Count)
706.6 total
769.8 Community Count total

**note - need to re-do the math on my friend Danielle's contribution - will get to that soon and re-post the total**
It was fun to have my husband Garen out with me today. We've been keeping a very low profile over the holiday.

The beach was a mess tonight from the recent deluge of rain we've had. Another storm is an hour north of the LA area as I type this. Winter can be a little depressing for beach cleanups. There's just so much that washes through the storm drains and down the streets into the ocean that then comes up onto the sand.

Mark Armen of Gulpable has a great video post about what he found in the LA rain off Venice Beach.
I'm out of touch with my online community so I took a minute before writing this post to see what some of my fellow friends/bloggers have been up to during this holiday season.

First up is my friend Danielle of It Starts With Me who is 33 Days into her own beach cleanup series called OUR DAILY OCEAN. She went out on Christmas Day with her family. What a great thing to do!
If you give a donation to the International Bird Rescue and Research Center before the end of the year your donation will be matched by a generous donor. They were on the front lines of the Deep Water Horizon oil disaster, helping distressed birds when they needed it most.
BEACHED ART: from my friend Anke in Germany who scours the coast of the Baltic Sea and makes incredible collages from her findings.