Saturday morning was a great day for a beach clean up at our local home, Boynton Beach Inlet. Summer is coming to an end as some of us head back to school, with all the beach bumming and sun bathing the inlet was looking a little on the dirty side. We teamed up with Sea 2 Shore's H2O Program and Nomad Surf Shop to put on this event. Katelyn from Sea 2 Shore has adopted the inlet. It is in our interest that we take care of our local beach break. Beaches all over, especially in south floridaare decreasing by the day due to the water rising. Why not take care of the one we all love to visit. Who knows how much longer it will be a beach we can enjoy.
The Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program was also in attendance. They are a great innovative project dedicated to reducing the environmental damage caused by discarded fishing line. Monofilament fishing line lasts up to 600 years in the environment where it entangles wildlife, is eaten by animals including birds, fish, manatees and sea turtles, and is hazardous to boaters and swimmers. There are designated recycling bins at local fishing spots all over florida. When emptied they are then recycled into artificial underwater fish habitat structures. They help provide fish habitats and plant growth immediately. Definitely a program we benefit from, you can find out more information here: http://mrrp.myfwc.com
We snapped some photos of the clean up. Thank you to Sea 2 Shore for all of your love and efforts towards the oceans, marine life and our home, the inlet. If you would like more information on Sea 2 Shore or any of their other events please visit http://sea2shore.org/
And of course thank you to everyone who showed up we couldn't have done it with out you. Keep posted for our next clean up we hope to see everyone there.