Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017: Venice Beach Trash Report

*** $9 (Nine Dollars) to park at the beach parking lot at the end of Venice Blvd. at Venice Beach, Calif.  What does the beach patron get in return for this investment?...  a clean parking lot?  Apparently.  How about a clean and safe beach?  You would think so but you would be wrong, unfortunately...

Dateline: Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at and after 10 a.m. along Venice Beach from 2300 Ocean Front Walk  (just south of Venice Blvd) to North Channel at Marina Del Rey and back...  It was obvious that no one from the Los Angeles Dept. of Beaches & Harbors (aka, LACDBH) had as yet bothered to hand pick and dispose of #beachtrash near the water's edge.

Here are the photos...

Above and below, two discarded cheap and illegally sold nylon covered styrofoam body boards that are sold by illegal vendors on the beach in Venice, Santa Monica and elsewhere 

Below, these beach patrons get to share the beach with #beachtrash.....

Below, a discarded food container = Instant Beachtrash!...

All of this #beachtrash near the water's edge that is not collected by the tractors is left uncollected and remains on the beach day after day because LACDBH does NOT daily have its staff hand pick up #beachtrash near the water's edge.

Stick a fork in it!... even the beach along the Venice peninsula is filthy near the water's edge and principally because LACDBH is not daily having its staff walk near the water's edge and hand pick it up...

Above and below, this is the area (between the high tide line and the water's edge) that does not get cleaned daily of #beachtrash by LACDBH.  This area is basically ignored by LACDBH day after day with little hand picking of #beachtrash near the water's edge.  This area in turn does not get cleaned by the tractors that tow the rakes either.  As a result thereof, it is obvious that beach patrons are NOT being provided with a clean and safe beach in consideration of the $9 or more paid for parking in the beach parking lot.

*** IF LACDBH did, in fact, hand pick up and dispose of #beachtrash near the water's edge every day, then there would not be this extraordinary amount of #beachtrash that I observed this morning and which is illustrated in these numerous photos herein.

Above and below, YES!... LACDBH should pick up and dispose of this scrap wood near the water's edge so that a beach patron does not step on it and get injured which could lead to an infection, tetanus, etc.....  The reason it remains on the beach near the water's edge is because no one from LACDBH has bothered to walk along the beach and observe it.

LACDBH continues to ignore its obligation to keep the beach clean and safe for the general public on a daily basis and the failure to do so represents a continuing public health and safety issue. 

Surely, there must be staff available that can walk near the water's edge on a daily basis and hand pick up this #beachtrash that is not collected by the tractors.

Respectfully submitted,

William Maguire,
Concerned citizen,
L.A. County resident, and
Attorney at law

(All photos by & Copyright William Maguire 2017.)

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