Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Jenness Beach Cleanup, August 1

We got to Jenness Beach for our monthly cleanup tonight and the beach was in horrible shape - I don't think I have ever seen so many piles of trash on the beach. Perhaps the quick rainstorm this afternoon had people scrambling for their cars, leaving their trash behind.  Here are the totals of what 25 volunteers (15 adults, 10 kids) picked up in about an hour:

1 Buoy
16 Pieces of Fishing Line
3 Pieces of Rope >1m
1 Condom
3 Beverage Cans
8 Balloons
27 Straws
3 Piles of Dog Waste
24 Plastic Bags
13 Plastic Bottles
49 Bottle Caps
962 Cigarette Butts
1 Strap
2 Disks from the Hooksett Wastewater Treatment Plant spill on 3/6/11

This amounted to 34 pounds of litter.  Here's the beach, before and after:

Thanks to everyone who helped out tonight! Our next cleanup at Jenness is Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30 PM. We also have cleanups on Saturday, August 18 at 9 AM at North Hampton State Beach and North Beach. The beaches need extra help at this busy time of year - hope to see you there!

1 comment:

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