Imagine if you will a rocky stretch of coastline looking out into the Gulf of Maine. What do you see? Blue skies? Seagulls? Crabs? Sea shells? Something you probably do not picture in your mind is the amount of trash that washes up on shore during winter storms. Odiorne State Park manages two and a half miles of New Hampshire’s eighteen miles of coast. The SCA Manchester crew walked the coast pulling out lobster traps and bagging trash. Pulling things like rope, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans.
This event was a huge success thanks to the Seacoast Science Center who graciously allowed us to work in exchange for entrance to the center and provided a program from their naturalists. By the end of the day there were 9 bags of trash, and a pile of lobster traps off the beach and a few nuggets of knowledge were bestowed upon the members. Be on the lookout for where SCA Manchester goes next!