Heal the Bay
Upon arrival I was not looking forward to cleaning the beach. I was tired, grumpy and all I wanted to do was crawl back to my bed and go to sleep. While walking down to the beach I didn’t notice that much trash, but once we arrived to the beach we were finding trash everywhere. We found trash from plastic bottles to medicinal marijuana “baggies”. Most of the trash that we found was left there by visitors. Even though they were on a couple feet away from a trash can, they decided to leave it there instead of picking it up and throwing it away. We were there for two hours and we managed to fill three bags. Even though cleaning the beach brings a lot of self-appreciation. It also brings awareness to the problem that trash causes in the ecosystem. Most of the trash that doesn’t get picked usually will end up in the ocean, and many fish will eat the trash. Cleaning Dockweiler Beach was a very fun activity, especially when you’re cleaning it with a bunch of your friends.