If you like me get sad and annoyed when you walk on the beach and see plastic bottles, fastfood wrappers and plastic bags just thrown everywhere, check this site out: http://www.surfrider.org/
This is how they started:
" A little over 25 years ago three people in Malibu, California found out that their favorite wave was about to be destroyed. Think about that for a second(…)Those three people organized and worked with the local municipalities until they were satisfied that their efforts to preserve that iconic wave would be successful"
One of their important campaigns is the Rise Above Plastics mission:"Most plastic pollution at sea starts out on land as litter on beaches, streets and sidewalks. Rain or overwatering flushes that litter through a storm drain system or directly to creeks, streams and rivers that lead to the ocean. After plastics enter the marine environment they slowly photodegrade into smaller pieces that marine life can mistake for food, sometimes with fatal results. Ocean gyres concentrate plastic pollution in five main areas of the world’s ocean and various research groups are bringing back alarming data documenting plastics impacts. Simple local actions can help make an impact to solve this global issue. Join us in protecting the coast and Rise Above Plastics!"
I have been a member of Surfrider Foundation for a few years now and I am very impressed with all the good work they do.
Here is how you can help out. http://www.surfrider.org/take-action
Thank you. Now, go to the beach, pick up a piece of trash and have fun!!
My interests besides photography include; Nature, surfing, marine biology & conservation, reading, all things & activities ocean related and travelling all over this incredible planet.