Posted on | May 27, 2010 | No Comments
Talk about teachable moments: Late showers in Southern California may have intensified a lesson in marine pollution today for thousands of kids at Dockweiler Beach and sponsored by the LA Stormwater Program. “And here’s how run-off works” … For information about the stormwater program, click here.
Meanwhile, elsewhere around Southern California, Heal the Bay published its Beach Report Card, which showed five of the ten most polluted beach areas in the state were in Los Angeles County. Click here for the report. However, seventy-nine percent of county beaches received A’s or Bs, compared to 70% last year, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Moving from beaches into the surf itself, the SeaDoc Society began a week-long program fishing out lost fishing gear, tires and, yes, an estimated 500 toilets, from waters around Point Dume. Click here for a Malibu Times story on the project, or here to learn more about SeaDoc, an offshoot of UC Davis’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Beyond the clean-up, SeaDoc wants to publicize the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project. Click here to learn about how to report abandoned gear.
Finally, from the department of beaches, the Surfrider Foundation would like to alert the uninitiated to its new blog, KnowYourH2O. For those simply in search of the weather, click on the map to be taken to the National Weather Service.