Kristen, pretty in pink, cleans the beach!
It was a beautiful, breezy, sunny, Sunday afternoon. I had all my litter picking paraphernalia with me and was going to pick up debris after I'd relaxed a bit. As I was sitting there enjoying the day I saw a bunch of kids walking the shoreline. I noticed one girl in particular who kept stopping to pick up things. If she missed one, her friend would point it out so she could gather whatever she was collecting.
I am always curious what people collect. This is a tourist town and many people collect shells. Lots of people search specifically for sea glass. Others look for sea beans. And of course, my favorite, some pick up litter. As this girl came closer it looked like she was gathering trash.
"Are you picking up litter?" I called walking toward her. "Yes," she said, "I hate litter!"
Good for you, Kristen Roughen! And, thanks. Thanks to you and your friends for keeping the beach clean. Thanks for keeping ocean plastic out of the Atlantic Garbage Patch. Thanks for being such great kids -- kids who care, who are proactive, making a difference and being a great example.
The planet ... she has faith.