Eco-Warriors Tackle Leo Carrillo Beach
By Fallon Rabin, president of the ACE Recycle Club
On the Saturday morning of March 19th, Thousand Oaks High School’s ACE Recycle Club partnered with Heal the Bay for a beach cleanup. About 30 enthusiastic volunteers met bright and early to help cleanup Leo Carrillo State Beach.
On this beautiful and chilly morning the dedicated Eco Warriors went fast to work to help restore cleanliness to our beach. Throughout the two hours many items were collected from the beach, tide pools and the area bordering PCH. This beach had many cigarette butts, bottles, glass, and Styrofoam pieces. Some stranger items found for a beach were a crab cage, a few large metal rebar and an air mattress. Some of the more common items found were clothing, shoes and sunglasses.
At the end of the cleanup all of the amazing Eco Warriors had collected 52 pounds of recyclables and 74 pounds of trash! Even better, by displaying our items for all to see, there were a couple of items that were taken for reuse!
We were all very happy see these items placed where they belong and not along our beach or in our ocean.