Today was the Annual Beach Clean Up Day. It is a day that is advertised in hopes that lots of people will come out and clean up the beaches. This year, Dave and his sons were out managing the hordes of people looking to help with the clean up. I like to help for a couple of reasons. One-I love the beach, as you can tell from how often I go there, and I hate that some people seem to think it is their trash can. Two-with all the bad press that dogs and their owners get, I like to show that we can be good social citizens. The dogs and I got out there at about 8am. We filled up a bag and brought up some old boards. I dropped them off in the dumpster and waited for friends who were arriving at 9. As you can tell from the photos, there was quite a good turn out. When we went down to the beach the second time, we weren't even able to fill the trash bag a quarter of the way. That was great. Anyways, it is good to see a lot of younger humans out picking up the trash. I hope it gives them an appreciation of the earth and how we have to take care of it. I am also grateful that the Daves in the world take the time to organize these events.
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