Today was a usual Monday, checking our weather station, preparing the chainsaws, spraying some verbesina, and marking some more invasives on the GPS. Two people came in on the plane to study marine debris on Friday, so the volunteers helped them with that. The idea is to clean up certain areas of the beaches and monitor them over the next year to catalog the types of debris, and how much there is. Dow chemical is even getting involved and will analyze the plastics to find where they were made. Some of the debris will be marked and left on the beach to see the rate that it gets washed out again. So if any future volunteers are reading this right now, be ready to do that.
Here's another shot from Saturday. Ben, Kristin, and Brandon are coming back to the beach after some kayaking.