Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Coastal Cleanup Day 2009 - Colorado Lagoon

Hey There!

Well this last weekend was a busy one to say the least. Saturday marked -

National Coastal Cleanup Day 2009

which takes place every year on the third Saturday of September (mark you calenders for next year). The day started at the Colorado Lagoon with Taylor, Eric and Adrienne showing up early to get things set up (thanks guys!). From 9-12pm we saw roughly 50 volunteers filter through!!! It was SO great to see people from around the neighborhoods coming down to do their part at their local wetland!

Those 50 volunteers collected about 150lbs of trash from in and around the area. Thanks to the weekly Trash Cleanups on Mondays from 9-11am the Lagoon's overall trash levels were pretty manageable. All the areas got cleaned up several times by the numerous people we had volunteering.

The East bank where we just completed our Ice Plant removal looks amazing! The site is ready for planting in October and we can't wait to get started on that project. Be sure to come down and participate in that exciting event.

October 24th is 350 Day, a day to help bring awareness to Global climate change. In honor of this day, the community here at the Colorado Lagoon is planting 350 plants. How awesome is that!?!

Ok so here are some great photos from the Coastal Cleanup Day

The bridge. I always love this shot

Ravuth and Sokanary working together as always :)

Kelli is making the rounds and marking down.

Laurel doing her part!

Jenny, Adrienne and Mark holding down the fort

Jenny helping out at the sign-in table

Pick up trash- pick up trash- try to take a picture- pick up trash

Tim and his two kids who live in the area came down to help out for the day

Taylor and Huy pointing to various things around the Lagoon...not sure what though

Future Ecologist
It was a start to a great day. Thanks to everyone who came out and those who helped put it together. I can't wait til next year!

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