My name is Brian Contreras and this past Sunday I participated in a heal the bay beach clean up at Dockweiler Beach with my English 101 class. I really enjoyed this experience because I got to see how much trash people leave at the beach. My group and I found a good amount of plastic and styrofoam. We also found odd things like a CD and a sock. For the most part this trip to the beach taught me that if people pick up after themselves and throw away their trash properly the beach and the environment can look a lot healthier.