Monday, August 20, 2007

Nothin' But Sand

Guidance hit the beach on June 30th as the Green Team spent the morning cleaning up Mother's Beach in Venice.

The project was a joint effort between the Guidance Green Team, Heal the Bay, and local Boy Scout Troop 108.

A huge thank you to all of you who joined in the clean-up effort. It was great seeing familiar faces and meeting new people too.

Particularly satisfying was the number of children who participated, and we applaud the adults for setting an example and teaching them the importance of respecting our planet.

We most certainly made a difference and left the beach in a much cleaner state than we found it, and had fun and good food in the process!!

A few statistics from the event --

In total, we collected:

28 Band aids/bandages
29 Plastic grocery bags
44 Balloons/ribbons
49 Plastic straws/stirrers
101 Plastic bottle caps/rings

Plus countless cigarette butts, styrofoam pieces, broken glass, unidentifiable plastic and paper pieces, as well as 3 articles of clothing and a bar of soap!!

46 adults and children participated !!

75 hot dogs and 20 turkey dogs were consumed!!

And coming up next...

Our next outing will be a tree planting event with the Tree Musketeers!!

Dates will be announced soon, so keep checking back.

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