Walking around on Wrightsville Beach last night, something looked different. There was a noticeable lack of litter. Turns out that a local church group decided that-- since Labor Day had just passed-- it was important to do a beach clean up at Wrightsville Beach. Agreed! High 5's to them!!! :D Since they were picking up the majority of "bigger" items... it left us to focus on the "smalls."
clean ups post Hurricane Irene, we've noticed a drastic increase in plastic caps. My thinking is that those caps were buried in the sand and when the hurricane moved the sand around on the beach... she uncovered things (such as bottle caps). Well... last night at the high tide line I saw this bottle cap peeking out from the sand. Made me wonder how many more are buried...hmmm??? Guess we'll find out if we get another hurricane...
Ginger picked up 406 cigarette butts!! Those amounts have been added to the community count on the sidebar! The new Wrightsville Beach community count total is at: 9,617!!
Rewinding: A year ago on September 7, we did our 8th beach clean up! At the time, the fact that I had 2,291 cigarette butts sitting in my garage was something that was so unbelievable to me. Now... a year later....we have almost 34,000 cigarette butts. And all it took was 20 minutes at a time...
20 minutes on September 7, 2011 at Access 19
Litter by weight: 1 lb 6.8 oz
Cigarette butts: 1,633
Total amount of cigarette butts removed from Wrightsville Beach, NC in 97 days: