|Nice blue tarp... no one from LACDBH could apparently lift this up and remove it...|
The good news is that there was not a great deal of #beachtrash near the water's edge.
The BAD NEWS is that there remains near the water's edge a great deal of Storm Debris, e.g., bamboo shafts that are sharp and dangerous, tree branches, wood scraps, etc. The Los Angeles Dept. of Beaches & Harbors (LACDBH) should be collecting and removing this storm debris on a regular basis as it represents a source of significant potential injury to the beach going public. It should not simply be ignored or raked down into the sand and partially crushed by the tractor pulling a rake. This storm debris needs to be hand picked, collected and removed from the beach. Otherwise beach patrons are likely to step on it and it can cause painful puncture wounds or worse, e.g., severing of tendons, etc. et al.
The latest storm has also brought in oil seepage tar splotches to the tide line so be careful where you step near the water's edge...
|watch out for these tar balls!...|
|a tree branch... why can't LACDBH pick this up and remove it from the water's edge before someone gets hurt?!...|
|more bamboo storm debris that is sharp and will cause a bad injury to someone's foot if stepped on...|
|Attn: LACDBH... you need to remove this storm debris!|
|a large bamboo shaft that is very sharp and has edges that will cut a person's foot!...|
|Empty Glass Bottle... this is why LACDBH needs to cruise near the water's edge and PICK UP #beachtrash|
|Take Two!... same empty bottle. Attn: LACDBH: Please do your job and remove #beachtrash near the water's edge!|
|a child running around on the beach may step on this bamboo and cut their foot...|
Unfortunately, LACDBH has apparently lost its way in terms of cleaning the beach down to the water's edge EVEN if that means that a crew has to hand pick up #beachtrash and #stormdebris.
It is probably going to require the Board of Supervisors to get involved and demand that LACDBH take responsibility for the #beachtrash and #stormdebris near the water's edge and remove it and get it off the beach so that the beach going public is no longer at risk of injury due to this ongoing neglect of late.
Los Angeles resident and concerned citizen
(All photos by & Copyright William Maguire 2017.)
*** This is the personal blog of William Maguire and represents his opinions and remarks on the state of the beach in Venice, California and the ongoing threat to public health, safety and welfare due to the fact that #beachtrash and #stormdebris are NOT, in fact, being collected and/or removed near the water's edge on either a daily or regular basis (e.g., 3 - 4 times per week.) x-ref: First Amendment Freedom of Expression.
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