Cabrillo College students cleanup county waterways

There are 3 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Nov 14, 2010, titled Cabrillo College students cleanup county waterways. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Cabrillo College's Oceanography Department hosted its 25th biannual coastal cleanup Saturday and collected more than 900 pounds of trash in three hours.

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slightly salty

San Francisco, CA

#1 Nov 14, 2010
It seems that no number of beach clean-ups is large enough to keep up with the dumping and discarding of trash on our beautiful beaches. Thanks to everyone who participated.
No Juice for me

Fremont, CA

#2 Nov 14, 2010
Hate to nit-pick, but 12 tons in 12 years? That's one ton per year. A ton is TWO THOUSAND POUNDS.

Cabrillo program chair of earth and space sciences David Schwartz, who heads the cleanup, said he estimates more than 12 tons of garbage have been collected during the cleanups over the past 12 years.

"We average about 1,000 pounds per cleanup," Schwartz said. "It's frustrating that there is so much litter in our beautiful community;

"chair of earth and space sciences". College. Enough said.
former student

Taipei, Taiwan

#3 Nov 14, 2010
Thanks to Dave Schwartz, an excellent teacher and good dude. Also, responding to "No Juice for me", the cleanup takes place twice each year, for an average annual total of 2,000 pounds collected. Why do you feel the need to mock an excellent teacher and a valuable community resource ??

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