As I mentioned in this earlier post, today is International Coastal Cleanup Day.
I just returned from it a short while ago. I participated with a group that was cleaning up along the shore of Zachs Bay in Jones Beach State Park. The last time I participated was two years ago, and I remembered that there were a lot of empty beer bottles and debris near this abandoned and dilapidated structure across the bay from the Jones Beach Theater.
Sure enough, there was more debris in this section of the beach than I could possibly hope to collect and tally by myself. About a half hour after I had started, one lady along with her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend, came by and I told them I had found the mother lode of litter.
In addition to all of the empty beer bottles I had collected, I also personally found 33 shotgun shells (Bedrock, have you been up here lately?), in addition to the ones found by the other people who were with me. I asked Roseanne, the team leader, why there were so many shotgun shells there. She told me it was from people who were duck hunting.
All in all, it was a successful outing.