On Saturday, September 23, 2019, 31 members of the Skyline College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society participated in Coastal Cleanup Day.

The group selected the Notch Trail on Sweeney Ridge as their site. Starting from Parking Lot C, the group collected 54 pounds of trash: The most common items were food wrappers and pieces of glass. The most unusual items were a hard case for a power drill and a dictionary.

Coastal Cleanup Day is an international day of action to protect our oceans and watersheds from trash and debris. Our group selected this site because it drains into four watersheds and their 2019 Honors in Action project is an investigation of the effects of urbanization on creeks.

Article and Photo by Christine Case

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *