Coastal Cleanup 2013 day yielded more than
just cigarette butts and Starbucks cups around Belmont. Intrepid volunteers
braved the rain on Saturday retrieving everything from deflated basketballs and
vacuum cleaners to old clothes and a pile of scrap metal.
In all, volunteers collected 878 gallons of trash and recycling weighing in at 560 pounds.
Click on the slideshow above for highlight's from Saturday's Coastal Cleanup.
Thank you to Belmont residents Terri Cook and Gladwyn D’Souza for sharing these photos and for providing Patch with a recap of Saturday’s California Coastal Cleanup events.
“Kudos to the folks who got caught at Waterdog Lake in the pouring rain but kept cleaning up despite becoming drowned rats!” said Cook.
Cook, who is Belmont's City Clerk, also gave a shout-out to Diane Lynn of the Belmont Public Works Dept. for donning grubbies, and cleaning up Belmont Creek-- proving that real women aren’t afraid of a little mud.
D’Souza also gave a pat on the back to the Public Works crew—“Public Works had 89 Volunteers covering four Belmont waterways collecting 878 gallons of trash and recyclables,” said D’Souza, a member of the Belmont Planning Commission.
“I was there with Green Youth Alliance members from Carlmont High School. We had a lots of candy wrappers, Styrofoam cups, plastic bottles, the usual amounts of cigarette butts, three baseballs, two basketballs, and new for this year a deteriorated jacket, shirt, a bucket which we had to wade in to retrieve, and parts of a truck shock,” D’Souza added.
See more photos on the city’s Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/CityofBelmontCA).