The Good In Deed community is based in Orange County. Beaches are not hard to find in Orange County but not every beach is pristine. All over the country beaches are sprinkled with trash. Thousands, if not millions of people enjoy those beaches every summer. Take a trip to clean up your local beaches as a family before you relax on the warm sand. This is not only a great deed, but it is also contagious.
Start a new trend this summer and clean up your local beaches as a family. Surely others will notice your acts and begin to help out.
Clean Up Your Local Beaches | Seal Beach
People visited Seal Beach earlier this year and were shocked to see what a recent storm had brought to the beach. The entire beach was covered in trash. That trash was brought to the beach from the San Gabriel river after a heavy storm. People weren’t littering on the beach exactly but littering in general. That liter then found its way to the beach. Most of the liter was visible to the naked eye but some had already gone into the ocean, got buried in the sand, or just covered by other trash. Unfortunately, this happens quite a bit. Seal Beach is one of the most visited beaches in California but it wasn’t during this time.
Clean Up Your Local Beaches | What Liter?
Different types of litter can find its way to a beach. Storms, rivers, creeks, and people bring litter to the beach. The types of liter most commonly found on beaches include cigarette butts, food wrappers, plastic bottles, bottle caps, plastic grocery bags, other plastic bags, straws, take out containers, plastic lids, and foam take out containers. The Ocean Conservancy and International Coastal Cleanup kept a record of the cleanup attempt in 2017. Over 789,000 people showed up, 18,935 miles were covered and 20,824,689 items were collected. Now it’s your turn. The best place to start is to clean up your local beaches as a family.
Clean Up Your Local Beaches | Where to Start
You have a great opportunity to start the trend. First, make sure you and your family don’t create litter on the beach. Bring reusable bags to the beach, collect all of your trash before you leave, if you see trash, pick it up, bring reusable water bottles for drinks, don’t burn your trash and don’t smoke at the beach. These are all things you can do to make a difference. But you and your family have more opportunities to make a difference.
Clean up your local beaches as a family. Ocean Conservancy has a way to help. Download the Ocean Conservancy app and use it to document what is collected and where. This will help track data that could lead to changes made that reduce the amount of trash that is found at the beach. You can even host a beach cleanup event in your community. Whatever it takes to make a difference with your family.