week 9--Clem continues to be a wonderful steward of the Ocean in zone 5
Nancy: no tracks this morning but there’s always next week. Also, someone built a large fort-like structure using beach wrack and sand; this really needs to be knocked down because it’s a big hill no turtle could scale.
Lindsay: all secure at/near sanctuary. The preponderance of trash I found was, again, towards the south end of my zone. Not as many dog tracks as last week.
Ginger: trash report follows. I’d estimate 2 very full grocery bags.
1 liter wine bottle (not only is he/she a litterbug, but he/she has incredibly bad taste in wine!)
9 beer cans of assorted sizes
2 plastic bottles
1 plastic toy boat (kept for personal bath usage)
1 plastic top from “Shrimp Bait” (left by another eco-(un)aware fisherperson)
3 drinking cups/lids
1 Marlboro package
Assorted wrappers, plastic, styrofoam, etc. too small to detail
In addition, I found and threw away numerous straw wrappers and cellophane “Premium” (saltines?) 2-packs, all of which was up against the fence next to Oceanic Pier tables – obviously blown off tables. Maybe Oceanic polices this area each day??? but I did find a receipt dated 6/26/12 (2 days ago) which clearly was not picked up yesterday so my assumption they are not cleaning regularly, if at all. Lastly, I’ll leave you with an image of a styrofoam coffee cup and aluminum foil which awaited me as I went to sit on Lifeguard Stand 11 near Access 36; presumably the lifeguard’s breakfast yesterday which I disposed of for him/her.