In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, Maho Bay Staff members cleaned up Big Maho Beach and Francis Beach. Between the two beaches we picked up 6 trash bags worth of garbage, including over 400 cigarette butts! We also found half a shoe, a few pirate toys, and part of a park bench. Friends of the Park asks organizations and businesses to sponsor beaches each year. For as long as we can remember, we have been sponsoring both Big Maho and Francis which we clean twice a year. As walked down the beach with our bags, several people asked us in disbelief, "Did all of that came from this beach?" Unfortunately, yes.
On a side note, someone pointed out today that we take dog droppings and place them in plastic bags.......seems a little odd......organic material being placed in plastic....... Maybe we could just start throwing it in the bushes. A fertilized plant is a happy plant.