Lions Club member Anne Mostovoy adds a final bag of trash to the dumpster filled by volunteers on state land near Sand Mine Road. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Volunteers remove invasive plants at Pacific Shores and collect 1.3 tons of trash on state land
Del Norte County’s coastal zone got a bit tidier this weekend as two groups of volunteers spent Saturday morning filling dumpsters to the brim.
With District 1 County Supervisor Roger Gitlin’s Take a Bite out of Blight group focused on removing litter from a quarter-mile of beach and brush, another crew was out in the Pacific Shores subdivision pulling up an interloping species of plant — the yellow-flowered scotch broom.
Trash and debris collected by 36 volunteers on California Department of Fish and Wildlife land near Sand Mine Road amounted to 1.3 tons, according to Gitlin, who founded the blight-ousting group in 2011.
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