shoreline at Chimney and Bay Bluffs Parks. Normally there is 10+ feet of beach, water is now into the trees. 35 volunteers came out to collect 194 lbs of trash. Thank you!
204 lbs of trash picked up by 28 volunteers at Naval Live Oaks and the south end of the Bob Sikes Bridge
36 volunteers found there way to the latest cleanup site. 276 lbs was collected bringing the total for the 1st six months of 2019 to 12,277 lbs. 51% ahead of last year.
Everything Ocean Hour does is due to donations and grants. Donations, such as donations of our volunteers’ time, donations from individuals and groups and businesses, and donations from Gulf Islands National Seashore (https://www.nps.gov/guis/index.htm). Ocean Hour has just received its second grant from Surfing’s Evolution & Preservation Foundation (http://preservesurfingbeaches.org/). We appreciate the support from Surfing’s Foundation and are proud to be a beneficiary of their largesse. Thank you!
21 volunteers at the Payne Bridge on Cervantes to pick up 111 lbs of trash. Meanwhile, 24 volunteers showed up at Quietwater beach to collect 90 lbs for a daily total of 201!
At Bartram 15 volunteers picked up 77 lbs of trash. A lot of water bottle lids (where are the bottles?), plastic straws and cigarillo tips to name a few. Go to our “MyCoast” page to see a list of items.
PVC and Graffiti Bridge, 26 volunteers picked up 540 lbs! The daily total of 617 lbs!
34 volunteers picked up 299 lbs of trash at two Scenic Hwy parks.
The humidity and mosquitos were challenging!