Photos by TSV
This Memorial Day Weekend hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the Jersey Shore to beat the heat and enjoy their 3 day weekend. The town of Seaside Heights threw some pretty rowdy parties and the boardwalks, bars and beaches were packed all day and all night. At the end of each beach day this is what the beaches looked like. Our visitors to the shore certainly do not know what it's like to follow the golden rule... *Whatever you bring on the beach, you bring off of the beach!* Seaside Heights was certainly prepared with a large number or garbage cans. It was just that the people in general were too lazy to walk to the one's that were not full ( literally another 15 yards away). They just threw their trash on top of the other trash that kept piling up throughout the day. Some were even lazier and just threw it on the beach. These photos were taken around 5 pm. Many people were still partying and hanging out on the beach. So that just means those extra few thousand people probably threw even more garbage on top of the rest before the days end.
We should all be thankful that it was not windy with gusty offshore's, because the township of Seaside Height's Public Works did not clean this mess up until later that evening/early a.m. the next day.
It would have just taken a few gusts of wind and that trash would have been in the ocean. Guaranteed.
If anybody has any suggestions on how we can create this awareness to the Jersey Shore Beach Commission's for these high volume beach days, it would be very beneficial to all of us!