I joined the San Francisco Naturalist Society for their first beach cleanup on Saturday. We started at noon at the end of Tarval on Ocean Beach all the way to the Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant. It was great to not only be cleaning up my local beach but my neighborhood. I am very lucky to live so close to the ocean and see it everyday.
The weather was phenomenal and sunny all day. We were all overdressed and actually saw people out in tank tops and shorts in January! It was a perfect day for a beach cleanup!
The SF Naturalist Society plans to have another one next winter and the motto is always the more the merrier. Apparently not many organizations do beach cleanups during this month but the Winter swells bring in a lot of debris and litter perfect for beachcombing. We found just about everything you could imagine on the beach Saturday from shoes, liquor bottles, straws, plastic rockets, cigarettes, plastic cigar tips, Christmas trees, hats, fishing string and the list goes on! I just have to say really why do we need straws? Some people even brought home some souvenirs. We followed up our hard work with plenty of beers out back at the Beach Chalet. Good work team! And a good team indeed. You meet good people when you do good things! Thank you Patrick and Jill for inviting me!
To learn more about the San Francisco Naturalist Society and their activities, which also include monthly meetings/seminars at the Randall Museum (http://www.randallmuseum.org) please see their website: http://www.sfns.org.
The San Francisco Naturalist Society is dedicated to the enjoyment, study and preservation of the natural world.