Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful (with the SSA)

The weather was perfect for a clean up of the bay. It was really amazing to see the amount of trash you could find by just looking a bit deeper in the mangroves. I believe the final heap was about 50′ long, 10′ wide and 5-6′ high.

Couches, mattresses, tires, toilets, giraffes (?!!), bottles, and more bottles and more bottles. The recurring theme was they should outlaw the little plastic water bottles – they were everywhere.

I know in my group alone of 2 girls and myself we managed 5 tires, 106 beer bottles, and at least 5 garbage bags full of plastics…

I suspect that this was just a tip of the iceberg, but a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step.

Congrats to the winners of the $250 gift cards from both Citgo and TA Mahoney. Winners ranged from the oddest item (TV/car bumpers, giraffes) to largest items (couches, mattresses)…

Thanks to Pig Silly everyone went home well fed and the Bay is just a bit cleaner – everyone present gets to fish guilt free for 2016.

Photos below…before/after, piles…and yours as yours a you see fit.

AUTHOR: John Bishop

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