HERMOSA BEACH CLEAN UP DAY
SEA GLASS FINDS
Saturday, April 17 was clean up day at Hermosa Beach sponsored by Mermaid’s Purse. When we got to the pier there was a flurry of activity going on and we fit right in. Spyder Surf put on Surf Fest 3. All the top Surf sponsors were there, Billabong, Volcom, Roxy, Reef, Rip Curl, Quick Silver, Surf Riders, etc. There was a high school surf competition, bands, volley ball, beach tennis and of course the all important CLEAN UP…YEAY.
I’m so proud to say that the teenagers, our future keepers of this earth made a strong showing. Outfitted with trash bags and disposable gloves we dispersed to do our thing..collect trash.
Yes….SEA GLASS was amongst the trash picked up, but of course it never made its way into a trash bag, the Sea Glass was safely tucked onto the lining of pockets to be shown after.
Helping to clean were young surfers, Boy Scouts, students serving to get community service credit, Moms, an attorney and more importantly great attitudes and fantastic workers.
Penny found a styling piece of emerald green Sea Glass from a bottle neck. She also found the largest trash item…a nasty 5 gallon paint bucket sitting in the sand.
MORE PICS OF THE CLEAN UP BRIGADE DOING AN “ACT OF GREEN”
Thank you soooooo much to all that helped. For myself, my bag got so heavy I couldn’t drag it anymore and asked a kind beach comber to toss it away for me.
I found a handful of Sea Glass most of which is usable for jewelry while cleaning. *TIP: look along the debris line to find Sea Glass also, not just the shore line.
It was a glorious day and much was accomplished. Another thanks goes to the Earth Day Org. for bringing to the foreground that we must continue to be good stewards of the amazing possession we call Earth. This year is their 40th anniversary.
Fair Winds and Calm Seas,
Deborah Leon artist, collector
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