At one point, when we were spread out and I was cleaning by myself, I slipped the GoPro on and recorded a little bit of what it was like.
|Last Saturday, the 15th of September, was the local Coastal Cleanup day at Cedar Key.|
Early in the morning, I met with a small team of my awesome Cedar Key students at the school.
After some garbage bag distribution and general guidelines, we plunged into the saltmarsh and mangroves that border a short but busy road that curves past the school and between two bayous.
As we cleaned, kids continued to show up and pretty soon we had a very efficient and
very "willing to get muddy" team scouring the estuary for human trash.
Somewhere around 11:00 am, we completed our task.
Our garbage haul filled a full size pickup truck bed to overflowing .
Some of the things we collected were:
The kids sorted the trash and collected data on the types and amounts of debris taken from the marsh.
They did a fantastic job and actually "won" by collecting the most trash of any other group.
I wish I could show them off here, but I always protect their privacy so you won't get to see their smiling faces, but trust me, they had a good time.
They were alot muddier than the other groups who walked sandy beaches or worked out of boats, but they seemed to wear their mud as a badge of honor.