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Yesterday, I volunteered for a beach cleanup with Fountain Valley Girls’ League at Huntington Beach. It was located at the south side of the pier at Tower #2. Although there were bits of trash scattered about, it was nothing horrendous. I’ve never been that far from the pier before, and I found that there was another side of a beach with a walk for people to bike and take a stroll. It was a great view while working for a great cause.
However, cleaning up the area also made me realize how much danger littering brings. I wasn’t there to see it, but multiple people found a turtle washed up from the shore, dead. Its death was most likely caused from the trash as it was swimming in a polluted area. Many people who didn’t wear close-toed shoes also injured their foot due to broken glass and other sharp objects that were carelessly thrown aside.
Many of us don’t realize how much of a danger littering is, but it needs to be known. Our Earth is being treated as a landfill when it should be treated as a home. If it doesn’t stop now, our children and grandchildren will live in a planet infested with trash.
Clean up after yourselves and pick up trash you come across, you’ll thank yourself for it in the future.