Every year on the third Saturday of September Californians ban together for the state's largest volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup Day. Last year 770,000 pounds of trash was removed from our beaches, lakes and watersheds. Since I am a regular at Dixon Lake I thought it was the perfect location to participate at. Marla, the girls, Jessica and I pulled trash out of the lake that looks clean when you are jogging by but lurking in the reeds is (WAS) lots of garbage.
There is a children's bucket decorating contest that the girls are going to enter.
Give a hoot! Don't pollute!
Elle was super excited about the event. She is such a caring citizen.
Marla thought that she got a sweet job, marking down all of our trash findings instead of cleaning. But she quickly realized she had the toughest job of us all as we were shouting items to put on the list simultaneously.
These were just the recyclables that we found. It is incredible that people could drink a beer, or a soda, or whatever and then absentmindedly toss it afterwards.
After volunteering we went to Baltimore Snow (the best snowball place ever), and then hit the pool. What a great way to spend the last day of summer.