ALL THAT AND A BAG OF TRASH | That's meant in the most complimentary way :) Do you know anyone so skilled at removing debris from the environment that they can scoop it out of the water and place it blindly in a bucket behind their back, no problemo? Or who eagerly climbs into the muck to retrieve a plastic bag? Well these glorious humans are few and far between, and we're grateful for their love of a clean watershed and a good challenge. THANK YOU to the handful of hardcore @saveourshores volunteers who cleaned the #pajaroriver today, removing roughly 100 pounds of illegally dumped garbage. .
The City of Watsonville provides resources to appropriately and safely dispose of waste, and we need your help spreading the word. Our Waste and Recycling Center @ 320 Harvest Drive accepts most recyclable items for free, including up to 9 tires per person, per year, and mattresses, two of our more commonly found items buried in the river mud. If you find yourself with extra large trash last minute, please see if we can take it, or if items can be reused and donated! Call 831.768.3100 for more information.
Let your friends and family know that there are alternatives to illegal dumping, the last place we want these items to end up is at the bottom of a river, it takes more effort and more $$ to remove, and we know that nobody wants a dirty backyard.
*special shout out to @kayakconnection and the City's solid waste crew for the support with kayaks and dumpsters, and to @noaadebris for joining the journey.
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