On Indigenous People’s Day, we hosted a beach cleanup at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett. It was a beautiful, sunny day, and we were joined by many enthusiastic volunteers!

Our friends from nearby local businesses, including Mandala Yoga, Grain Surfboards, and Stick and Stone all brought extra helping hands. We started with an introduction from our chapter coordinator, who gave the rundown on Surfrider Foundation and our local chapter. We went over the data sheet and the common items that might be found on the beach, and off the volunteers went!

As the cleanup went on, more people kept arriving and we even ran out of clipboards at one point. Luckily some would return theirs just as new volunteers showed up. In total, we estimated we had 50 people joins us that day, and 30 pounds of trash were collected, which includes hundreds of pieces of plastic! Check out the full results here (best viewed on web browsers other than Google Chrome).

Thank you to everybody who joined us and made this a successful event. To join us for our next cleanup, check out our chapter calendar and sign up!

Some of the numbers from our data collection. Full results available here!