|Photo Credit: Chesapeake Bay Foundation|
|Oyster Reef Restoration on Lynnhaven River|
Photo Credit: Lynnhaven River Now
The numbers below represent the result of this year's Clean the Bay Day. Here's a little quiz game for you. Simply put the correct letter in the blanks below:
____ dollars donated by Farm Fresh's reusable bags program
____miles of shoreline cleaned
____cities and counties in Virginia that took part
____pounds of litter and debris collected
____number of volunteers participating
____dollars donated by the SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Conservation Fund
____Virginia State Parks with cleanup sites
The answers are at the bottom of the post. If you want extra credit or just want to cheat, you can visit the news release by clicking here.
|Photo Credit: Lynnhaven River Now|
Thank you to Gizmo for offering a great suggestion. When out walking your dog, take an extra bag along to pick up litter along the way.
It's more pleasant to walk in a litter-free area, and it's a great way to reuse any plastic bags you may have. As a bonus you can recycle cans and bottles that would otherwise just make the view ugly.
KB Bear helps with an an annual road cleanup, also picks up litter regularly, and mentioned the huge stuff people dump, like washing machines. On Saturday some of the weirder finds were a door to a safe, a law enforcement ankle bracelet, and an antique kitchen sink. Most of the litter collected was bottles, bags, and butts (cigarette). Of course there were also tires and such.
Misaki noted seeing poop bags lying on the ground too. Crazy right? As she said, we
"don't understand why its so hard to hold on to them until a bin can be found..."
Answers to the quiz game:
D, C, F/G, B, A, E, G/F
6000 volunteers; 500 miles of shoreline; 125,000 pounds of litter; $30,000 from Farm Fresh; $5,000 from SeaWorld/Busch Gardens; 20 cities; 20 state parks