Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Day 283 - May 22, 2012

lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min.
2.7 pounds
1,051.1 pounds total 

7 cigarettes

Miscellaneous plastic film was tangled throughout all the seaweed along the beach last night. Conditions like this make for a painstaking 20 minutes, picking and sorting amongst the bundles of debris. I also grabbed a baseball sized wad of plastic from the ocean this morning. 

A woman emailed me about another website that's found inspiration from Wallace J Nichols. I dedicated Day 282 to him. He's certainly one of my ocean heroes. And BROWN SURF GIRL has highlighted his work as well, from the Blue Mind summit to PLUCKFASTIC, he works tirelessly for his employer - the ocean. 

This plastic bag was waiting for me in the parking lot last night at the end of my 20 min. cleanup. 

Los Angeles City Council voted to draft a city-wide plastic bag ban today. This is HUGE! Congratulations to Heal the Bay, and the Clean Seas Coalition who've put countless hours into making this happen. LA is the largest city in the nation to take this step.

Here's the overview of the progress made today in THE LA TIMES