Monday, August 27, 2012

Day 317 - August 25, 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min. 
5.5 pounds
1,204.1 pounds total 

cigarette butts - 8

Labor Day Weekend is coming up in 4 days. To many, this is the "last chance" to get the family to the beach. With families come small flip-flops that get lost in the sand, broken sand toys, juice boxes, string cheese wrappers, sunscreen, water get the idea. 

Why not pack a reusable bag to do a quick rubbish sweep (beach cleanup) as you leave?. I know it is hard to organize all the parts and pieces with sandy kids in toe, but if you set out to make it part of your beach day routine, then maybe your kids will get used to this and remind you next time?

Almost at the 20 min. buzzer I spotted another single-use plastic water bottle. 


I've nearly completed my 365 beach cleanup goal, so I'm pulling my toes out of the sand and coming to a town/school/aquarium near you! Do you want to hear me give a presentation on ocean health and my beach cleanup project? Would you like your kids to hear me? Let me know! 

Leave a comment or email me.

I start in Jan. 2013 in Hawaii and then Vancouver to San Diego, Texas, Florida, the Southeast and Northeast coasts, Chicago and Colorado. I'm open to suggestions! I'll take to the road for a week at a time, come home, recharge and head out again from Jan. to the beginning of June. 

If you are a long time Daily Ocean reader I would love to meet you, but new friends are welcome too!

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