Saturday, July 9, 2011

week 10 Fireworks in Zone 1 on July 5

Tuesday, Zone 1

No turtle tracks.  One small crab hole in the upper left corner of staked off turtle nest area.

John and I knew the day after the 4th of July meant finding a lot of trash on the beach so we were prepared--or so we thought.  Our usual walk time of 50 minutes was, instead, 1 hour and 45 minutes, because of all the stuff we picked up.  We were simply disgusted, frustrated, and upset.  The amount of leftover sparklers, fireworks, etc. was terrible.  If there are any doubters out there as to whether WB has a littering problem, they needed to be on the beach this morning to see the evidence.   

Our report:

Multiple cartons/containers of fireworks/sparklers and all the leftover debris from them--see attached photos

13 very full trash bags (H/T throwaway style) of:

Lots of debris from above--sticks, shells, plastic caps.  This trash was most disturbing because in many instances it was too small to pick up w/o a sieve.

7 (single) flip flops
4 t-shirts
10 water bottles
  5 soda/beer cans
  6 plastic buckets, shovels, and molds
Lots of miscellaneous trash--cigarette butts, bandaids, plastic straps, plastic wrappers, candy wrappers, empty Lunchable containers, lots of fruit rinds,
radish slices, baggies, plastic cups, dirty diaper, and two dollar bills.

     The only bright spot was the thanks we got from a couple from Charlotte for cleaning the beach.

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