Re: International Coastal Cleanup Day September 21, 2019
I participated in this along the Genesee River, in Rochester, NY for a number of years, until the two other volunteers and I encountered a local canoe club who had ruined a fair piece of river with the installation of the gates used for competitions showed up driving down the closed access road to play with their boats. I figured if they could monopolize the river than way, they could do the cleanup. This function is used to a great extent for "propaganda purposes", one person is supposed to record every piece of junk that another picks up, a waste of labor as far as I am concerned. And many of the local sights are cleaned regularly by Parks workers, and the volunteers end up picking up cigarette butts. But I guess it makes a bunch of people feel good about their environmentalism, even though they drove a car half was across the county to pick up a small bag of trash! I would prefer an open season on litterbugs, but that is not PC!