Huntington Beach Clean-Up
For my service project, I attended a beach clean-up in nearby Huntington Beach. This event was hosted by a local branch of the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to preserve the health of public coastal regions all over the U.S.. This local “chapter” routinely hosts clean-ups on a monthly basis and assumes responsibility for the Huntington and Seal Beach areas. This particular community service, occurring on the twentieth of February, was specifically held in Bolsa Chika, a spot where my surfing class is held. Visiting this beach for the past two months now, I was a little excited in attending this day.
The event itself was very strait forward and simple. For about four hours, anyone who showed up collected left over debris from a whole month of public use. This effort was focused on about a good half mile of the beach starting from the right of the Bolsa Chika jetty. I did a few laps, watched the surfers do their thing, took pictures, and picked up an autographed paper.