- Posted July 29, 2012 by
San Diego, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
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SOUTH MISSION BEACH CLEAN-UP BRINGS OUT THE ROCKERS
- stein0726, CNN iReport producer
This group, according to their business card, is "an organization for adults 50 & over who are active in sports, travel & social events." I would hasten to add they also participate in many local charity and environmental activities.
The lively bunch of senior rockers helped a crew of school kids looking for community service hours, the San Diego chapter of Gonzanga University alumni, and a United Health Care contingent pick up refuse and debris at the popular beach. South Mission, as it is known in the area is just south of Belmont Park and the Giant Big Dipper Roller-coaster.
San Diego Surfrider core volunteers will usually address the assembled beach patrol and advise them of the do's & don'ts of beach clean-ups, before they go out with their bags and gloves to search for trash.
For instance, do not pick up anything dead--alert us and we will get the lifeguards on it. One ardent volunteer must not have heard that bit of advice because she hauled in a very stiff dead bird that was so far gone as to be unidentifiable.
Another volunteer struck gold by finding a beautifully (beach) sand-blasted red and gold wooden baseball bat. It looked to be an antique but again, that could just be the harsh elements making the bat look "aged."
All together, a whopping nearly 200 lbs.of bagged up dumpster material was gathered up, along with a big bag of recyclables. The beautiful and refreshing ocean breeze kept everyone cool. A local radio station gave away free movie passes and frisbees while wonderful Cliff Bars had a tent that passes out complimentary (and delicious) Cliff Bars.
All together, a good time was had by all. Particularly, the "Get Off Your Rockers," who showed the youngins that you are never too old to help out and that age is mostly-- just a number.