Monday, July 16, 2012

Kim finds 8 pairs of flip flops and a youth group "keeping it clean" on Sunday

Name : Kim Meyer
Zone : 1
Date Walked : Sunday, 7/15/2012
# Grocery Bags : 3

Lots of plastic today that I took to recycling : bottles, sunglasses, spoons, toys, straws; about 8 pairs of flip-flops; parts of 2 balloons and one inflated balloon.

After walking and cleaning up zone 1 I went down to access 31 to lay out on the beach (first time this summer!).  Around 10:00 AM I noticed about 30 kids with garbage bags and gloves being instructed to sweep the beach 1/2 going towards Johnny Mercers and the other half towards Crystal.  I asked one of the young girls who they were with.  She said that they were actually from all over (Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, etc) and they were going up and down the east coast as part of a Christian youth group.  Some of the kids were picking up trash and then a smaller second group formed that were interviewing beach-goers and asking people questions about their religious beliefs.

I noticed that they were all moving at a pretty good pace.   I assume they weren't finding too much trash since we'd all already made our rounds.  But it was good to see a large number of young people taking the time to help out.  Hopefully they were a little impressed by how clean the beach was! ; )   

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