Registered: December 2007
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Me and some of my friends went to Gregory Portland, and cleaned up beaches there, at the annual Adopt-A-Beach program. We attend the project once or twice a year, and clean up the beaches in our area. We usually start early in the morning and clean till about noon and we usually fill two or three trash bags up, picking up anything from paper to tires in the sand and water.
There was one time when my father and I were cleaning with a friend, and we found an old destroyed Tupperware box, and we were going to throw it away. After closer inspection, we saw that it was somewhat of a treasure for inside of it was a book that had been written in it from all the people that have found it over the years, one even dating back to 1986. Some people hunted it down with GPS navigation, while others, like us, had found it cleaning up the beach; what you are supposed to do is take out an item from the box and then put something of themselves into it. I have done it for the past four years and I feel personally evolved with the beach and will continue to clean the beach as long as people do not realized the devastation they are causing from simply not throwing trash properly away.
I personally feel that keeping our environment clean is vital to our survival. I feel that it is extraordinary that you can get so many people involved nation wide in keeping the nation clean, and helping clean up our messes. The beauty of our nation comes from these volunteers and people that give up time to keep the world clean.