Also, I want to report that I had my most exciting litter patrol on the beach before sunset on January 1. There were still many people on the beach & it was the end of an extremely high-impact tourism week. There was VERY little litter on the beach. Three dumpsters on Lazaro Cardenas were overflowing.
In the last 10 years, I have observed that people litter less each year. Also, I know volunteer litter patrollers' efforts are making an extremely positive impact.
What I witnessed on January 1 was the most profound evidence of progress that I have ever experienced vis-ā-vis litter on our beach. I am extremely jazzed about it.
I know of 15 litter patrol volunteers. No one reports unless they want to do so (and nobody does). Does not matter to me. Any litter that anyone picks up is a good thing.
Today, a friend told me he recently witnessed people cleaning the crucero at the highway. A few days ago, I noticed it & Lazaro Cardenas to the highway was indeed very free of litter. Does anyone know if there is an organized effort to make it so?
As is it January, I want to provide my own litter patrol report for 2017. I was aided & abetted by my wonderful part-time neighbor Patricia when she was here in October. I miss you, mi compaņera!
Including Patricia's efforts, in 2017 we patrolled for 131 hours, removed 495 gallons of garbage from the beach & 317 gallons from the streets & recycled 457 plastic bottles (from the beach & streets).
I would have done more, but had personal issues to otherwise attend to from Feb-May.
I will patrol for litter on the streets until Easter, because I know that many of you are patrolling the beach prior to that time. Thank you so much for doing so!
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