It's been an exciting couple months here at Playa Patrol:
- Our September 22 Beach Clean Up as part of International Coastal Clean Up Day attracted 916 volunteers in four towns where we collected 101,355 cigarette butts and 865 kg of litter. The local Town Halls were actively involved and we even had a Senator join us!
- Our founder, Ann Jenkins, joined the first voyage leg of eXXpedition as they sailed from Plymouth UK to the Azores with the goal to test microplastic and microbial samples in the North Atlantic. It was a brutal experience and she's still in recovery. "We had 70knot winds for more than 8 straight days - that's 130km an hour. We ripped the mainsail twice and were close to running out of fuel. We set sail on the heels of Hurricane Lorenzo and we were beaten battered and bruised by the end of it. But the most inspired part was the rare occasion we had time to use the Manta Trawler to pull samples from the ocean. Volunteering as part of the science team was an incredible experience. I have so much to process mentally about the trip and highly encourage any women with a #passionforplastic to join in. The firt year of voyages has been crewed and they are accepting applications for year two.
With those two big projects under our belt, the time turns to planning for 2020. What's in store for Playa Patrol? Not sure yet. Education is key so stay tuned!
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