Welcome to Mermaid's Purse Blog. This is for all Mermaids on land or sea who Love, Love, Sea Glass. These translucent baubles are yesterdays items transformed to true treasures of the sea. The allure of Sea Glass is in the history, science and appearance. Check back often to learn as I learn about Sea Glass. We'll journey together over shores and time, tides and currents, searching for the perfect pieces. Fair Winds and Calm Seas. Deborah Leon.....artist/collector

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mermaid's Purse sends a big Thank You!




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.

Penny and Emily...there's that nasty paint bucket. Good job girls!


Cade, Trevor and Kurtis

Tim...a man on a mission


Amanda and Evelyn...Bags are looking heavy!

Sonia multi tasking, cleaning, talking on the cell and looking cute

Sonia "Representing" She's wearing Sea Glass Jewelry from Mermaid's Purse..Nice!

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.

Hermosa Beach Pier pylons

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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1 comment:

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