Save our Tomales Bay – Part 31 Tires do NOT belong in the bay

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Today is coastal cleanup day. Good to see people getting out and taking care of the planet.

I usually take this day off from picking up trash.

It would be better if this event took place in December, or January, when the beaches are covered with garbage. Having it in September gives people a false sense of the situation. There is relatively little trash on California beaches in September.

I know, having the masses out on beaches during the stormy months is more hazardous. Well, life, when you live it, is hazardous. So I vote for this event to be on January 19th instead.

We could celebrate my late friend BZM’s birthday too, as opposed to his death on this day in ’99. caaw caaw!

Last week I pulled 4 tires (still on the rim) and one model T style tire (30″ white wall, no rim) out of the bay.
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Plus two oyster grow out bags, courtesy Tomales Bay Oyster Company.

A joyful lunch was then enjoyed, thanks to Monica. Thanks Monica.
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It sure would be great if people stopped tossing their engines, tires, couches and TV’s into Tomales Bay.

Wouldn’t you agree?

Please, when you read this, go find the person nearest you, look them in the eye and say “Please don’t toss any engines, tires, couches or TV’s into Tomales Bay.”

Thanks.

Speaking of tires in Tomales Bay

Who else thinks Tomales Bay would be better off if this garbage at Marconi Cove were removed? By my count there are over 200 tires at this site.

Have a look below, then let me know who we should write to ask about cleaning up this disgraceful situation.

Tomales Bay deserves better than this!

Thanks again.

tires littering Tomales Bay at Marconi Cove.

tires littering Tomales Bay at Marconi Cove.

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tires littering Tomales Bay at Marconi Cove.

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tires littering Tomales Bay at Marconi Cove.

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tires littering Tomales Bay at Marconi Cove.

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tires littering Tomales Bay at Marconi Cove.

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tires littering Tomales Bay at Marconi Cove.

tires littering Tomales Bay at Marconi Cove.

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See the first post in this series “Save our Tomales Bay” here.

5 thoughts on “Save our Tomales Bay – Part 31 Tires do NOT belong in the bay

  1. I have to admit my first thought was “YIKES! Get that crap off that beautiful kayak!” . . . I agree with holding beach cleanups in the winter months when we see a deluge of trash on our beaches. That said, I do appreciate the efforts of all who participated today . . . and you my friend for your continuing efforts to bring Tomales Bay back to where it should be . . .

  2. Picking up trash is something I do every time I go out. It’s just what I do. I agree with you about Marconi Cove. It would surely be a good thing to get all those tires out of there.

  3. Hi, Richard—

    Thanks for the post about Nestle’s water grab. I will add my voice to the effort to end this theft of public water.

    Last Thursday I visited Marconi to do some beach cleanup there and on beaches south of there along the eastern shore. I got poison oak for my efforts, alas : (

    The good news, though, is that the tires at Marconi have been picked up. I think you’re to credit for that? Anyway, it sure is great to see the beach without those tires. You’re an inspiration to me.

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