Today was International Coastal Cleanup Day! California's cleanup volunteers alone have already reported over 400,000 pounds of trash cleaned from the state coast today! That is just one state- and they are not done counting yet! It is estimated that up to 100 countries participated- imagine how much that will add up to! Information was recorded about the different kinds of trash collected to help us better understand where the trash comes from.
If you had the opportunity to participate let us know about what you found! I brought home the BBQ grill and the plastic sword I cleaned off the beach today!
If you didn't get a chance to participate today don't worry! Unfortunately, there will still be more trash on the beach tomorrow and even more importantly there is always the opportunity to do your part to make sure trash doesn't make it into the ocean in the first place!
Here is a link to information about ongoing cleanup events.