Monday, February 27, 2012

Day 259 - Feb. 26, 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min. 
3.9 pounds
962 pounds total

Another sand toy deserted on the beach...this one, unlike the night I came out with the Girl Scouts, has no visible defect. 

My friend Russ at INTERNATIONAL BIRD RESCUE let me know recently that they've revamped their blog, highlighting their heroic, and consistent efforts to rescue sea birds of all varieties. If you love sea birds, if you love the ocean, if you care what's happening to our marine environment then please take a minute to read their blog, and support the work they're doing day after day to make a difference. 

San Fransisco finally banned the bag city wide. Yay! Effective Oct., 2012
They join over two dozen cities in the USA who have done the same...and counting. 


  1. I saw a "beach party in a bag" at the drug store the other day. 7 flimsy junky beach toys for $6.99. Of course packed in plastic "canvas." At just a buck a toy, can see why weary parents at the end of a day could care less if one or two get left behind. "Someone else'll take care of it." Throwaway World: Beach Toy Episode.

  2. Absolutely! What is the incentive? I've used your comment in my latest post - thanks for the thoughtful comment!