Dateline: Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Venice Beach between Ave 26 and Ave 23 near the water's edge... aka, between the tide line and the berm. Venice beach patron/local, Cristina Alexander, observed a great deal of #beachtrash yesterday in this area of the beach and was so exasperated by it that she filled nearly a large plastic trash bag full of trash that was left uncollected and/or otherwise disposed of by the L.A. County Dept. of Beaches & Harbors (LACDBH).
Here is the photo of the trash that she collected, as well as her remarks re same:
"Went to the beach today hoping for a relaxing hour on the sand... surf was great, but the trash in the shoreline was too distracting! Couldn't help myself, so I collected 3/4 of a 13 gallon trash bag!
I sometimes don't get LA County Beach Maintenance Crew... do they just don't see it??? or do they just don't care???... I picked up (trash) from Venice 26 to almost Venice 23, I saw one of the maintenance crew trucks driving by all the way by the bike path, waved at them and pointed to the trash, in the past I've even stopped them and begged them to clean up near the shoreline, got the usual "I'll talk to the supervisor" cra* (I) don't understand why there is no regular collection of beach trash between tide line and berm, especially when they have community service 'volunteers'..."
Many thanks to Cristina for caring about the quality of our beaches and doing something about it.
We need more people to voice their concerns about the #beachtrash near the water's edge in Venice Beach that LACDBH is not addressing.
Here is the link to the LACDBH Facebook page where citizens can directly "message" them with their photos and remarks about #beachtrash near the water's edge that is ignored and uncollected by LACDBH:
This blog will continue to focus its efforts on exposing the failure of LACDBH to clean up #beachtrash near the water's edge on either a daily or regular (several days a week) basis. This failure is certainly representative of a liability risk to Los Angeles County and there is no excuse for ignoring this issue. The resources devoted to the "beach rake" which is towed by a tractor along the soft dry sand could be left idle, for example, and the maintenance crew could be tasked with walking near the water's edge and hand picking up the trash AND THIS WOULD HAVE A GREATER IMPACT ON #BEACHTRASH REMOVAL than the tractor.
William Maguire, Editor
"Venice Beach Trash", the blog
(Photo by & © Cristina Alexander 2017. Used here with permission).
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