Saturday, 16 November 2013

Why Clean ups are so important - in Pictures



I want to thank each and everyone that came out to the clean up in Salton City on the 9th of November as part of the annual California Coastal Commission beach clean-up efforts. 

George Mohoff, Ed Hoffman, Jeff Church, Jim Jones, Katianne Herbert, Kalila Herbert, Alita Romanishan, Janet Davis, Junior Ramirez, Maryanne Marttila, Jennifer Spitzer, Bruce Wilcox, Ivan Soto, Jessica Ayres, Frances Castillo and Ben Castro - you are all amazing. 

The volunteers came from Salton City and other Salton Sea towns, from El Centro, Indio, Palm Desert and Long Beach to spend their Saturday morning cleaning up other people's messes along the shoreline of the Salton Sea. 

That is pretty cool. 

The illegal dumpsite in the wash, which I had previously written about is CLEAN. As is all the other items we found along the shore, including the dumped newspapers, a couch and a huge variety of other items.   

  










Alita, Kalila and Ben

We hauled off about 0.3 tonnes of trash. We did this by using two personal trailers, as unfortunately we did not have the use of roll-off dumpsters.

Photo by Ivan Soto




Some pretty neat things were found!

Janet


Ed


Photo by Kalila Herbert - Jennifer


And it was a great morning of camaderie. 




Bruce


Photo by Kalila Herbert

Junior


Jim, Jeff and Ben


Maryanne and Ed




Frances, Jessica, Ivan


Photo by Jessica Ayres - Ivan

Photo by Ivan Soto - Jessica

3 generations! Janet, Kalila and Katianne


I did recently write an article about illegal dumping and my thoughts on it, so please feel free to visit and read it: http://www.cvindependent.com/index.php/en-US/opinion/community-voices/item/763-illegal-dumping-sucks-join-the-salton-sea-area-cleanup-effort-on-saturday-nov-9

Next clean-up is in January. Location tbc. If in the meantime you hear of any new illegal dumpsites near the waterline, or up washes or anything really, please get in touch!!!!

Thank you so much to everybody that came out!!!!! You guys rock!

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1 comment:

  1. Good job everyone - sorry I couldn't be there to take part.

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