Keep our streets and sidewalks clean! That was the message the Dana Point Earth/Ocean Society continued to send to everyone in Dana Point.
And by the end of 2011 we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. Your society initiated the move to ban plastic bags and Styrofoam in our city, and shortly after the year ended the City Council voted to do so. After the motion to ban is tweaked, and after a reasonable time to permit merchants to adjust, there will be no more plastic bags or Styrofoam distributed by our local businesses. We’ll never get rid of all the bags and Styrofoam, of course, but at least we will have considerably lessened their numbers and detrimental impact on Dana Point. blekh
We continued to work with ZeroTrash.org to help clean up the city every month, and we maintained booths at public events to keep educating the public.
E/OS again supported the 5th graders at R.H. Dana Elementary School by contributing to their field trip to Catalina Island.
We thank our members for supporting our efforts, and invite the public to join us. Here’s to a cleaner, more beautiful Dana Point!
Sandie Iverson, President
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