Saturday, December 5, 2009

Las Pinas- Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area, Manila Bay, Philippines

Beach Cleanup for International Volunteer Day - note - this is a CRITICAL HABITAT AND ECOTOURISM AREA!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

San Juan, La Union, Philippines

The surf instructors in the surf town of San Juan formed an NGO, Green Zinc, that sponsors beach cleanups every Friday and helps other communities with beach cleanups!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Swept ashore has been busy and is sorry to not be posting on a daily basis!  Thank you for your support!  

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Industries that we would like to see change - Part 1

Balloon industry!

Untitled Saturday morning

Swept ashore would like to share the the beauty of the beach.
We will now post a picture of the beach before we begin our clean up.  These photos will all be untitled.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

There was less trash today.

We notified the police that tire tracks were found in the area restricted for the piping plovers.  The police were very accomodating!  Thank you Southampton Village Police!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Picking up trash helps endangered species

Near the house there is a piping plover nest.  Earlier this week people were putting up additional fencing, because the eggs were about to hatch.  The plover is endangered, and they don’t want cars crushing the babies.  They walk to get food – the mother doesn’t bring it back to them – and after about a month they can fly.  I mentioned that I picked up trash, and the environmental scientist told me that that’s a good thing; trash attracts predators.  But there are still so many – feral cats, foxes, raccoons and more – I hope those little birdies make it.  Two hatched this morning – they are adorable.