Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day 258 - Feb. 22, 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
1.5 pounds collected
958.1 pounds total 

What I saw at/on the beach tonight:
1. Valentine's Day balloons, like I did in Feb. on Day 99
2. cigarette butts
3. plastic straws
4. Wasabi Seaweed snack packaging from Trader Joes
5. clear plastic packaging

1. A father and two kids playing in the surf
2. Grey Whales spouting closer to shore than I'd ever seen!
3. A Sea Lion keeping an eye on the man fishing from shore, scarfing up loose bait
4. People stopping to tell fellow beach walkers that there were whales! 
5. A father teaching his 13 year old son how to surf at sunset

Federal funding is being cut to monitor beach water quality. Concerned? We should be. 

1 comment:

  1. Sara... how amazing it must have been to see gray whales spouting just off-shore!!

    Of course, you know I find the same things on my beach... picked up the 40,000th cigarette butt yesterday.... here's hoping for a change SOON!! :)

    I love that you saw so many people connecting with each other and the ocean... all of the things you listed are the reasons "why" it's worth taking care of our oceans and beaches... why it makes a difference to rethink things like valentine's day balloons and so much more.

    I hope you know that even though I'm not always commenting that I'm always here...

    Continually inspired by you :)