Which organization did you volunteer for?
The organization I volunteered for was the City of Huntington to help clean the beach and for Lexie Moomaw who is striving to achieve an award for her service in her Girl Scout troop.
Coordinator Contact info:
Lexie Moomaw: (951)-847-0698
In hours, how much time did you volunteer?
Describe your volunteer activities in detail.
As I arrived, we were asked to sign in and then we were given a plastic bag and a pair of gloves. The group of volunteers split into different clean-up crews/teams and walked along the Huntington Beach sea shore and picked up any trash that was found in the sand. After we gathered the trash collected we headed back to the tent and put our bags of trash into the back of a truck. After all of the volunteer's hard work, we discussed to one another about the trash that we collected as we drank several bottles of water.
What were your accomplishments?
A major accomplishment achieved after this activity was the trash that was removed from the beach that can be proven harmful to the environment and the marine life that mistake the trash for food. Some of the many trash items we collected included tar, cigarettes butts, plastic, chip bags, lids and straws, and much more!
What did you learn?
One important thing that I learned was that humans consume much more than we need and clearly do not dispose their trash properly. The trash we dispose is all around us! Disposing of trash inappropriately can cause significant harm to the environment. I also noticed that there were pieces of tar spread all around the sand along the beach from oil rigs spilling crude oil in the ocean. The tar harms the local marine life and is not a pleasant thing to touch or smell. Cleaning up the beach is a simple thing that everyone can be a part of and at the same time make a large impact in making our environmet a better place to live in.
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Attach a link to the website of the organization.
||Save the Waves Beach-Clean Up
Huntington Beach, California