Lightening, thunder, rain squalls, sun and fun beach break met the 40 or so volunteers that showed up for our second beach clean-up of the year. Many of us think of this weather as “normal” in Nova Scotia but that won’t stop me from giving an extra special “THANKS” to all of the people who lugged garbage bags through the rain while watching super fun peaky beach break…on fathers day (who makes these dates, whoops).
At the end of the day we collected about 200kgs of trash, down from 400 in the last clean. It’s funny because you look at the trash and think ‘ah that’s too bad..not as much as last time’ and then realize that that’s a good thing. You don’t get the same gratification from hauling away half the trash but that means we are making a difference; beach-goers see that surfers, locals and others care for this area and in turn respect the place a little more. We also have to thank Debbie, Sarah and Kerry for the lack of trash. These three work at the Provincial Park daily for DNR, they are responsible for a ton of park upkeep including emptying the numerous garbage cans on Lawrencetown, Stoney and Conrad beaches.
Special thanks goes to Jenner Cormier for organizing, Scotty Sherin for the photos, Mike Page and Dartmouth Dodge for the delicious pizza.
If you feel guilty about missing the beach cleanups, don’t worry, there is one planned for Cow Bay in early August and one shortly after Labour day at Lawrencetown. Stay posted through Ocean Minded, surfns.com, or my facebook.