A big find at Montara State Beach cleanup
It was a beautiful crisp sunny day at Montara Beach. PBC site captains Iona & Janice and naturalist Julie were greeted by about 20 volunteers; a good amount of them walk ins from the community! Our youngest volunteer was Teddy who came to the beach with his mom and dad to do some metal detecting – they saw our table and decided to join us.
The beach was in good condition but taking a closer look our volunteers could find and collect damaging micro plastics! Further down the beach and on the bluffs there was more garbage to be found. The most interesting find of the day was a partially full (and thankfully intact) gas tank – likely from a boat. Thanks to Ethan from Los Altos and his dad for lugging this up from the beach so it could be disposed of properly.
The group also collected baby shoes and clothing, a grill top, and 6 tennis balls! In total, our volunteers brought in 36 lbs trash, 14.5 lbs recycling, 202 cigarette butts and 12 masks!
Thank you to all our earth heroes who came to keep our beaches beautiful and saving our wildlife from the damaging effects of garbage to them and their habitats. If you can’t wait for next month; check out how you can help any day with our Street-to-beach program.
We appreciate everyone who supports Pacific Beach Coalition’s work and educational programs. Thank you for helping us to protect our beautiful ocean and coastline by donating money, time or both! Your dollars will go towards our ongoing educational efforts (such as the Naturalists program) and our beach cleanups and habitat restoration efforts along the coastal trail. Thank you so much for any contribution, big or small!