Monday, September 21, 2009
San Diego Coastkeeper and I Love a Clean San Diego report that San Diego County had a record number of 9,587 volunteers Saturday for the 25th annual California Coastal Cleanup.
The two groups estimated that 65,000 pounds of trash was collected at 80 sites in the county and Tijuana.
Items found included cigarette butts, plastic bottle caps, plastic bags.
Unusual items such as an ATM machine, a fake nose and pickles.
The California Coastal Commission late Saturday reported that 56,877 volunteers collected 801,937 pounds of debris throughout the state.
All reported statistics are initial figures and are expected to be updated.