It may have been a foggy morning, but it was clear to our WISH
students participating in the beach clean-up, it's up to us to
help protect our beaches and marine life!
WISH students, families, teachers and Principal Draxton all came
out to our second annual Toes Beach Clean-A-Thon in April. A
school-wide service learning project, the beach clean-up helps to
educate our students about the Santa Monica Bay and our local
watershed, including ways we can help to protect it by recycling,
and helping to rid trash that gets into our city's drain system and
lands at our beaches.
Through Heal the Bay, a local nonprofit organization, WISH
adopted Playa Del Rey Beach (known locally as Toes Beach), and has
worked to keep it clean. Numerous bags of trash were collected at
the recent clean up, including such items as bottle caps, straws,
candy wrappers, pieces of Styrofoam and numerous cigarette butts.
WISH students were proud to know that they prevented these items
from going into the ocean, where they could pose a significant
danger to our marine life.