054. 2010 California Coastal Clean Up Results

After the successful Coastal Clean Up Day last Saturday, I’m presenting to you the results of the cleanup. The total number of volunteers who came out clean the beaches and some of the peculiar items recovered from different coastal clean up sites.

Hello and welcome everybody to another exciting episode of The Reside Daily Bite and let me tell you it is hot – it is hot today. It’s probably almost 90° here in Santa Monica, so to our friends in the valley…it has to be a hundred. It is hot, summer has finally hit; we’ve had a pretty cool all summer long. So now, September 27th, we’re having our summer.

So, I wanted to give you the results of coastal cleanup. As you know, I’ve been videoing a little bit–letting you know about that. The totals are in and I’m very excited to report  more than 14,000 participants ( that is more than 14,000 volunteers), which is an all-time number of volunteers, collected more than 100,000 lbs of ocean-bound trash (that is more than 50 tons of trash! )

14,131 volunteers from 9am to noon at 65 sites throughout the county, covering 101 mile. Very cool!

Amongst some of the unusual items found this year are 3 bowling balls cut in half in Coyote Creek Trail and Cerritos; a vibrator discovered in Lake Machado; a goat skin hide and mummified cat in Tujunga Wash; a submerged gas burning stove at the Redondo pier dive site and several crack pipes in Santa Monica, Venice and Malibu. Also, a floating bag of marshmallows in Marina del Rey –a kayak site. It was a record breaking day; a great day for Heal the Bay. I was very happy to be a part of it.

That’s going to do it for me today, on this hot, hot Santa Monica Tuesday or Monday (it’s so hot I don’t even know what day it is; there’s like mirage all around).

My name is David Doucette, thank you so much for checking out The Reside Daily Bite.

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