Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cleaning Up Someone Else's Mess

A sewage treatment plant in Mamaroneck, NY was responsible for discharging plastic filters into the Long Island Sound. Two of my friends and I went to one of the beaches on the North Shore and spent an hour picking them up. We estimate that we recovered about 1500 filters. Sally had been out on a big pick up with other friends and they retrieved about 21,000 in the span of about 5 hours.

Linda
Sally
Three of the filters. They are about 1 1/4" diameter.

2 comments:

Ms. Givens said...

Oh my word. Doesnt this just tick you off when things like this happen.
Kudos to you and your friends!

Blythe Horman said...

Thank you for doing that!

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry Davis Thoreau