It has been almost exactly a month since I did my last beach clean up. The cause? My family and I went on a nearly 3 week camping/roadtrip throughout southwest US! It was really really amazing... awe inspiring. But, only having been home since Sunday... I've been taking my time and comfortably easing back into our every day routine. Slowly but surely, I'll get back to doing more consistent beach cleanups!
Now a lot has changed since we were last at Wrightsville Beach back in March. Today, when we walked up to Access 43, we could see dredging equipment stationed off the beach and orange plastic fencing in sections that's usually roped off for nesting shore birds. (sigh) And from reading the Lumina News, it seems like Wrightsville Beach is going to have all the equipment for this renourishment project until the end of May!!!
birds soaring above us and listening to the sounds they make as they come together like a symphony. I wonder how the birds will be impacted by the dredging activity right next to their nesting area?
Direct thoughtful, positive and polite letters to:
Colonel Steven A. Baker
US Army Corps of Engineers
69 Darlington Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403
20 minutes on April 24, 2014 at Access 43
Litter by weight: 1 lb 1.8 oz
Cigarette butts: 11
Total cigarette butts removed: 57,848