Meanwhile ... deep in the mangroves ...
|When I showed up at the Coastal Clean Up staging area, early Saturday morning, I was given the "Back Bayou" as my target zone. This is a quiet marshy lagoon behind the school where I work.|
Armed with a few extra tough garbage bags an enthusiasm for anything marshy and eco-friendly, I headed into the mangroves.
|There were all kinds of trashy things under the mangrove canopy ... from left to right:|
cans, old bottles, old shoe liner, old basura blanco.
|There were weird things too ... things that gave me the willies ... like this big-eyed mudstronsity.|
|Back at Clean Up HQ, dedicated volunteers sorted, counted, and classified all the trash. This is an international effort and the recording volunteer is using a standard data collection form to record trash data.|
|This dumpster was full of all kinds of garbage, from old clam farm bags to lumber. Recyclables went off to be "renewed" of course.|