Tina Culver, Leanne Roth and Cathy Wills

From left, Tina Culver, Leanne Roth and Cathy Wills scour the State Beach for litter on Earth Day.

Fifteen people opted to celebrate Earth Day with a beach clean-up coordinated by Carpinteria State Beach. Combing the sand between Linden Avenue and Jellybowl Beach produced one large bag of recyclables and one large bag of trash, along with two beach chairs and a tent cover. Participants sifted the sand for “nurdles,” plastic pellets that serve as the basic building blocks of plastic products. Clean-up organizer Leanne Roth said, “They are supposedly on every beach in the world, but after sifting sand, we did not find any.”

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