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    Trash

    Anyone else pick up trash regularly at the beach? I tend to find myself scouring the sand while I'm out of the water picking up everything from rubber gloves to fishing line to condom rappers. I just hate seeing trash at the beach or in the water. Plus i have seen some pretty nasty sea turtle injuries caused by plastic and what not. what can I say, I'm a tree hugger.

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    I was working at a hotel toward the south end in WB and a frat group from duke stayed there. After their first day at the beach I managed to fill 3 giant trash bags from what they left. The tide was coming up and the garbage was getting washed out.

    There was at least 4 brand new expensive beach towels in the water. I kept those ha.

    So much trash in the water though. The hotel got a huge fine because of them. I was super short with them after that. Fu$king spoiled frat boys with zero respect for anything but their crokies and pastels.

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    Yah. We bring bags & collect trash when at AI. Take it out when we leave & dump it in the bins near the air hoses.

    The summer people leave notably more trash on the beach than do the autumn, winter & spring folks.
    Humans are a virus.

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    yes, whenever I walk the dog, I always bring some grocery bags and fill them with trash.

    Unsupervised brats and alcoholics are the biggest offenders (the homeless camp out in the dunes year 'round here...but the non-homeless alchy/druggies are just as big litterbugs). Smokers tend not to give a sh!t about anything or anyone...including themselves. To a lesser extent, seagulls, ravens and racoons pick trash out of dumpsters and leave it wherever. It all adds up to a giant mess that everyone else has to look at and deal with.
    Last edited by waterbaby; Jul 22, 2015 at 02:56 AM.

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    Good on ya guys for picking up after the low-rent beach slobs. But, I think I'd draw the line on picking up used rubbers (I know, you said the wrappers).
    I've been involved in roadside clean-up efforts (not in orange coveralls - at least not since my college days), and it just gets me how some people just plain....stink when it comes to taking responsibility for cleaning up after themselves.

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    I always try and leave the beach in better condition then when I got there. People are ignorant and it drives me nuts seeing what they carelessly throw in the sand. I wonder if they'd throw that crap on there living room floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DosXX View Post
    Good on ya guys for picking up after the low-rent beach slobs. But, I think I'd draw the line on picking up used rubbers (I know, you said the wrappers).
    I've been involved in roadside clean-up efforts (not in orange coveralls - at least not since my college days), and it just gets me how some people just plain....stink when it comes to taking responsibility for cleaning up after themselves.
    I was kidding about the rappers, although I'm sure the day will come. Kids romp like crazy done at gansett this time of year. heard stories. fishing line is the one that gets to me the most tho. Talk about a piece of trash that can f*ck up an organism. As a fishermen it pisses me off when I see it. People really are slobs.

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    we do, where we see it.

    people's (tourists, usually) disregard for the beach is stunning: last night in CB around the Tiki Bar, someone thought it was fun to keep blowing up cheap little soccer/beach balls and just letting the SW wind take them away across the beach...where they would end up in the water or as trash further down beach. i saw locals chasing down the balls blocks away, to make sure they ended up in a trash can somewhere.

    and don't get me started on people who leave beach tent/gazebos out overnight...

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    Yes, but only on the beach.

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    Sometimes... Walking off the beach I'll often grab something and toss it into the can on my way to the car. If everybody did that, there'd be nothing left.

    BTW... I saw a sea turtle while I was fishing yesterday. Saw his head pop up twice. Nice thing to see. I think it's good luck.