Today I completed my first SUP survey in Coconut Grove, FL. I removed and logged more than 100 pieces of trash.
The litter I picked up consisted mostly of food packaging, glass bottles, aluminum cans and bags. I know I barely made a dent in the area, and plan to run a shore based cleanup in the same area, since it seemed like at low tide, most of the litter would be accessible from the land.
What I learned today is that there is way more trash out there than I can fit on a stand-up paddle board. I’m going to have to work in small chunks, and figure out how to maximize carrying capacity.
Thanks Mr. Paddleboard for letting me use your boards!