Healing the Bay
By: Ben Moody
The clean up at Venice beach went great. Although none of our club members could make it except Ian and I, it was a great experience. We arrived at 10 o’clock, and the first thing that stood out to me was the amount of people. It truly is amazing how many people believe in this cause, and it gives me great pride to be supporting Heal the Bay at my school. Another thing that stood out to me was the color of the water. The water was completely green. It shows how many pollutants are present in today’s world, and how it needs to be changed. Once the cleanup began, my group and I noticed that a lot of the trash that we were picking up was Styrofoam. The pieces were very small, and it is easy to be mistaken for food by fish, which is very dangerous. Besides Styrofoam, we picked up other items such as bottle caps, paper, plastic, cigarette butts, and more. One very interesting find was the wrapper of beef jerky, which I decided to squeeze my way under the pier to get! It was very hard work, but it was worth it in the end, as we are saving the environment, and ourselves.