Fall 1998 Reunion On Saturday September 19, 1998, we held a reunion for The Oceanography Camp for Girls. In the morning 35 campers participated in a coastal cleanup sponsored by the Center for Marine Conservation. The cleanup is held in Florida, nationally, and internationally in an attempt to raise public awareness concerning marine trash.
We have been cleaning the same area (along the causeway to Tierra Verde from Isla del Sol) for 5 years in a row. This site is organized by the College of Marine Science's graduate student organization (MSAC) and people from the department, from other departments on campus, the Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Geological Survey, Riveria Middle School, and the local community join us. This year, over 160 people participated!
Over 4,000 lbs. of trash were collected by the volunteers, despite the high tide. As always at our site, beer bottles and cans and cigarette butts were the most commonly encountered types of trash.
After the cleanup, we went to Ft. De Soto for a quick dip and cleanup and then headed back to USF for pizza in the student lounge. Because it rained for most of the afternoon, we didn't get to play outside as we had hoped. Instead we broke into groups and talked, looked at photos on the internet, and made up time capsules.
Participants at the Fall 1998 reunion were:
Kristina "Chrissy" L.
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