Sunday, June 26, 2011

What's Meant To Be There


I love to photograph along the California coast.  There is nothing so relaxing as sitting and watching the waves break over the rocks and dance across the sand.  I can spend hours scouring the tide line and various tide pools looking for goodies like a pretty shell, a bit of seaweed or a nicely shaped bit of drift wood.  All too often I find trash which just doesn't belong. 

Beach clean up doesn't have to be limited to one day a year: California Coastal Clean Up Day
Individuals like Justin Rudd are organizing 30 minute beach clean ups once a month!  Organizations like Surfrider are getting involved as well.  Even more important to remember is you don't have to wait for an 'official' clean up day.  I try to be certain to have a bag with me every time I head out and I've noticed that people tend to pick up after themselves more often when they see someone actively cleaning the beach. 

Love our coast! Pick up some trash so we can enjoy what is meant to be there!