Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016: Santa Monica Beach Trash Report

This plastic debris was present YESTERDAY as well and led our audit and blog post yesterday!

Dateline: Wednesday morning, Oct. 26, 2016 around 11:15 a.m... we audited the #beachtrash next to the Santa Monica Pier and along the water's edge to the Pico-Kenter Storm Drain and back to the pier...  Some of the same #beachtrash observed yesterday is still on the beach today... e.g., in other words, the City of Santa Monica did not hand pick up the #beachtrash yesterday or today along the water's edge.

Below, you can see where to the right of center is where the City sanitation equipment stops raking the sand. To the left is where nothing is done by the City, e.g., no hand picking up of #beachtrash.

Wood debris probably from the new pier pilings being installed on the Santa Monica Pier. Note the rusty nails sticking out of the piece of wood below...

Below, this burned piece of wood has been on the beach for over a week now at least...

Stunning day at the beach late this morning... too bad the City of Santa Monica cannot get its act together and hand pick up the #beachtrash along the water's edge...

One wishes that this truly would be the last straw... and that the City would actually start hand picking up the #beachtrash along the water's edge on a regular basis...

It is obvious that the City continues not to care and continues not to hand pick up the #beachtrash along the water's edge.

Our goal, as previously stated, is to make a record of this ongoing civic failure and to hopefully influence the City to actually do what it says it is doing, e.g., hand picking up the #beachtrash along the water's edge... which is, of course, not happening.

Respectfully submitted,

William Maguire,
Santa Monica, Calif.

(All photos by & Copyright William Maguire 2016.)

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