Caring for the Environment with Beachside Litter Challenge with Keep Norfolk Beautiful

June 02, 2021

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Keep Norfolk Beautiful held a Great American Cleanup event called Beachside Litter Challenge in Norfolk, Virginia. The purpose is to love our beaches by putting litter in its place. Picking up litter and caring for our environment we can make our world a better place for all of us.

Beachside Litter Pickup

As a conservationist and a lover of our environment, especially beaches since I spend a bit of time on the beaches photographing sunrises and shorebirds, I decided to participate in this year’s Beachside Litter Challenge held by Keep Norfolk Beautiful.

My spouse and I spent an hour on the beach at the Ocean View Fishing Pier in Norfolk, Virginia picking up trash with the grabbers and trash bags provided by Keep Norfolk Beautiful. In our 3 hours of collecting trash off the beach and in the dunes area we collected 3 white trash bags of litter. Some of the litter we picked up included plastic wrappers from food products, clothing, empty beer bottles and beer cans, plastic straws, eye goggles, broken toys, old beach towels, plastic water bottles, plastic grocery bags and lots of random small pieces of litter.

Lori A Cash picking up litter on the beach at Ocean View Fishing Pier in Norfolk, Virginia as a participant in Beachside Litter Challenge held by Keep Norfolk Beautiful.
Lori A Cash Conservation Photography picking up litter on the beach at the Ocean View Fishing Pier in Norfolk, Virginia as a participant in the Beachside Litter Challenge over Memorial Day weekend held by Keep Norfolk Beautiful.

Ocean View Fishing Pier

Ocean View Fishing Pier overlooks the scenic Chesapeake Bay. It is located in the town of Ocean View, Norfolk, Virginia. Ocean View Fishing Pier is the longest free-standing fishing pier in North America. This fishing pier is 1690 feet long and was built in 2005. A bait house, restaurant, game room and restrooms are located on the Ocean View Fishing Pier.

Ocean View Fishing Pier located on the Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk, Virginia is the largest pier in North America.
Ocean View Fishing Pier on the Chesapeake Bay on a spring evening in Norfolk, Virginia.

Caring For Our Environment

It felt great to be outside in nature and taking care of our environment and making the beach safer especially for the birds that use the beach as their habitat. Making a difference in my community is important to me as an individual and as a conservation photographer.

I urge you to spend an hour picking up litter in your area to help make our environment a better place for us and our wildlife.

Lori A Cash with bags of litter that she helped pick up as a participant in the Beachside Litter Challenge over Memorial Day weekend with Keep Norfolk Beautiful.
Lori A Cash with 3 bags of litter she helped pick up as a participant in Beachside Litter Challenge held by Keep Norfolk Beautiful over Memorial Day weekend at the Ocean View Fishing Pier in Norfolk, Virginia.

Thank you for reading my Field Notes blog , and I hope you will share this post with others.  

Let’s protect our wildlife and nature!

All the very best,

Lori

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