Often it is the discoveries one makes in between the final destinations that make a trip interesting. Transported from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore we came across this display in a barnyard. These are giant bottle shapes sculpted out of chicken wire and filled with the litter of actual plastic water bottles. An accompanying photo reads:
In One year
One person collected these bottles
On the beaches of One national park: Point Reyes
Most plastic in the ocean breaks into particles that contaminate
The fish that eat them and us where we eat the fish.
Use One metal bottle.
Collected, created and photographed by Richard James copyright 2011.
If you follow through to “Coastodian’s” blog www.coastodian.org you’ll learn this:
Almost every day Richard walks for miles up and down Tomales Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore. Carrying a backpack, he collects 40 to 60 pounds of trash each trip.
Shows how just one person can make a difference, but a shame that one could spend a lifetime cleaning up after folks. Thanks, Richard, for making every day Earth Day.
Nancy R. Peck