Sunday, March 21, 2010

Postcards from Playa: Beach Cleanup

Playa del Rey, California
Remember my post about all the trash that washed up on the beach after the rains? I went to my first Heal the Bay beach clean up Saturday morning. I took a few quick shots with my point n' shoot. There were hundreds and hundreds of volunteers. It seemed like this was an unusually high turnout but the folks at Heal the Bay were super organized.

Playa del Rey photographer

Can I just say I never want to see another styrofoam container in my life. Although I picked up a few big pieces like a Hershey wrapper, a few cigarette butts, and random pieces of plastic, the majority of what I found was little teeny tiny pieces of styrofoam. I am not exaggerating when I say I probably picked up about 200 pinkie-nail-sized pieces of that stuff.

Playa del Rey photographer

Thank you to Heal the Bay for organizing. If you'd like to help out, they do a beach clean up every month at a different location.

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