World Ocean's Day is now officially recognized on June 8th. This day gives us a chance to appreciate and reflect about the importance of our ocean waters and impact that we have on it. It's our chance to give back in any way that we can, through outreach, education, beach clean-ups, or songs. In celebration of World Ocean Day the folks at PTMSC organized a beach clean-up. With the help of sixteen fabulous volunteers we collected trash from over a mile of Fort Worden State Park!
Chrissy, Heather, Julia and volunteers Luther and Todd find a plastics hotspot
Reasons why we love the oceans:
It gives us oxygen to breathe
We find peace around it
Provides food for us
Holds unknown mysteries
Helps regulate our climate
Amazing sea life!
All of the trash found down a mile long stretch of beach
All of the plastic fragments
A cap o' caps Tons o' straws
Interesting finds Plastic rainbow of color
Do You Hear It?
The ocean is breathing, do you hear it?
Its soft breath rolls with every wave.
It crashes upon the sandy beach
Making its mark upon the shore.
The ocean is whispering, do you hear it?
It soft voice is a melody of the wind across the water.
It whistles silently through our minds
Making its mark upon our souls.
The ocean is calling, do you hear it?
The sweet sound of life beneath.
It calls to you, it calls to me
Making its mark upon our hearts.
The ocean is weeping, do you hear it?
The silent cries rise from the deep.
It pleads for us to save it
Making its mark upon our conscience.
Will you help it? Do you hear it?
The voice so sweet and gentle.
All it asks is that you help
And keep its breath safe from harm.
~Chicken Soup for the Ocean Lover's Soul
Ocean, we just wanted to say that we appreciate you. What do you appreciate about our oceans?