They Came. They Saw. They Cleaned.
The most unusual item found on Arroyo Burro beach on Coastal Clean Up Day was a plastic Mr. Potato Head mustache. Although the mustache was unusual, the plastic it was made of- wasn’t. In just three hours, over 70 volunteers found hundreds of pieces of Styrofoam, hard plastic and film plastic.
Another ubiquitous item? Dog poop. One unlucky volunteer found over 28 bags.
Coastal Clean Up Day is the largest volunteer cleanup in Santa Barbara County.
Over 950 volunteers collected more than 1,900 pounds of trash and 645 pounds of recyclables from 25 sites.
Explore Ecology’s environmental educators were there to help sort, count and keep track of all of the trash that was found. Our totals? 69 pounds of trash and 60 pounds of recyclables.