Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute!
In the 1970s, public service announcements featuring Woodsy the Owl and the Crying Indian made us think twice about polluting. Perhaps its time to bring those PSAs back.
Today we were at Plumb Beach and after taking a short walk on the garbage strewn beach, we felt like the Crying Indian. There was a line of garbage in the sand that ran about a mile along the beach, caused by polluters and the ebbing of the tides. We can only assume that the trash was a combination of stuff left on the beach and garbage thrown into the water (whether intentionally off a boat, or unintentionally blew into the sea).
The trash didn't prevent about a dozen windsurfers, a couple of kiteboarders and a group of beachcombers from heading to plumb beach. It was just sad to see such a beautiful beach polluted. On the flip side, it doesn't seem like it would take much effort to turn this place around.