Saturday, September 15, 2007
Keep our beaches clean!
Today was a designated as a trash pick-up day on Pensacola Beach. Unfortunately only a dozen volunteers showed up at Casino Beach where Sandy Johnston, executive director of the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, coordinated the event.
Two volunteers appeared at Park East where Glenn Griffith, a coordinator with the Escambia County Community Redevelopment Agency was the Lone Ranger with trash bags for us. A big thank you to all those who turned out to keep our sugar-white sand beautiful.
Though trash on the beach is not a laughing matter, it is sometimes interesting to compare notes and see who had the most interesting piece of trash: mine was a spent shotgun shell.
Top awards for most unusual:
Size 44-46 men's 'tighty-whitey' style underwear (verrrrry scary)
"Autopsy-type" tubing (even more scary!)
Man's swim trunks with half-empty cup of coffee on top (no one was around - I checked!)
Cigarette butts. (I hope I never run into the guy who's smoking all those Tiparillos / cigarillos. We are gonna have words!)
Plastic food wrappers/containers
Glass beer bottles and broken glass bottles
Rusted nails and tent stakes