Thousands upon thousands of volunteers combed coastal regions and waterways on International Coastal Cleanup Day for trash and waste removal. These photos by Charmaine Coimbra were taken at Estero Bluffs State Park, with volunteers from the Cayucos Land Conservancy in cooperation with the local coordinating agency, ECOSLO.
1. Cigarettes/Cigarette Filters: 2,117,931 2. Food Wrappers/Containers: 1,140,222 3. Plastic Beverage Bottles: 1,065,171 4. Plastic Bags: 1,019,902 5. Caps/Lids: 958,893 6. Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons: 692,767 7. Straws/Stirrers: 611,048 8. Glass Beverage Bottles: 521,730 9. Beverage Cans: 339,875 10…. Read More ›
By Erika Bolstad — McClatchy Washington Bureau, May 15, 2013 WASHINGTON — It’s a beach bummer. Shorelines worldwide are clogged with trash, so much so that during their annual cleanup last year, volunteers with the Ocean Conservancy picked up… Read More ›