WORLD OCEAN DAY -- Litter Donations -- 6/8/09 -- Lauderdale by the Sea
Shown are 2 of the 4 bags of beach litter collected from 7:30 to 9 am. The bag on the left is full of recyclables. Fortunately there is a recycle bin at this portal. Started at Anglin's Pier and walked along the shoreline north to the northern most portal and back.
The grossest things I picked up today were a broken condom the ring end only, and a sanitary napkin. ( Iwear gloves. A runner passed me today and said, "The gloves are a good idea.") The last few days I picked up a couple of green plastic tampon inserters. It just amazes me... who comes to the beach and conducts such personal hygiene in public?
Returning to the pier area I saw a fence -- about 4 x 5 feet --crashing in the surf near shore. I felt it would be dangerous to a swimmer. It would be almost invisible from eye level in the water. I hung around for a while trying to grab it but it never came close enough that I could safely get it so I had to leave it.
Lost & Found Department: Gary found a cell phone on the beach while metal detecting. He answered when it rang and was able to tell the brother and the wife he had found it. They will come pick it up tomorrow.