The Litter Mermaid in DC

Yesterday I had the pleasure of kayaking on the Potomac River. It is always nice to be on the water. I got sunburned, and there wasn’t a lot of wildlife (CA & FL have spoiled me when it comes to wildlife), but it was a different view of the city.

Almost instantly though I got distracted by the amount of trash that was on the river. It was disgusting, and stressful. I was in a rented kayak, and didn’t want to get it super gross so I compromised by only collecting bottles and tennis balls, two of the most obvious, and prevalent items that I saw. When I returned to the kayak rental place the two guys on the dock were surprised by the mass of garbage that was stacked in front of me. It seems that the Potomac River has one major annual cleanup, but I couldn’t find other cleanups. The area seriously needs it.


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