leg of the Trash Tour, the Rozalia Project
exceeded last year’s participation numbers,
and engaged more than 1,500 people. For
more about the Rozalia Project and the 2012
Trash Tour, visit www.rozaliaproject.org
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
So you don’t have your own underwater robot? Your help is still vital. Each
September for the last 25 years, the Ocean
Conservancy’s International Coastal
Cleanup gathers volunteers around the
world to clean up beaches and waterways.
As boaters, we can access areas that others
can’t. Visit www.SignUptoCleanup.org to
find a cleanup location near you. Last year
nearly 600,000 people around the world
committed just one day to the cause in the
month of September, collected more than
9 million pounds of debris, and cleaned
20,000 miles of shoreline. Your effort really
can add to this success.
The BoatU.S. Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)
( 3) organization devoted to implementing
projects that keep boaters safer and our environment protected, is independently funded
by donations from BoatU.S. Members and
by grants. www.BoatUS.com/Foundation
LOOK WHAT I FOUND!
ON A FISHING TRIP A FEW YEARS AGO, Pete Borowski and his son Paul caught a surprising specimen. “We were using my son’s 18-foot Carolina skiff,” recalls Pete Borowski. “The Caloosahatchee River, which runs through Fort Myers, Florida, has
at least five large bridges crossing it. The winds were ripping that day, gusting to 25-29.
Boat traffic was heavy. Late in the day, we were in a ‘No Wake’ zone when we saw a large
white floating object. Thinking it was a capsized
boat, we motored over to lend assistance. It wasn’t
a boat, after all, but a new twin-sized mattress still
encased in its plastic covering!
“We couldn’t leave it floating there, so we
pulled it onto our front deck. Our guess was that
someone [desperately in need of a knot course!]
had forgotten to tie the mattress to their car, and
the wind had launched it off one of the bridges. Of
course, Paul needed to pose for pictures. We call it
being comfortable while fishing! Everyone passing
us gave us some pretty strange looks on the way
to the boat ramp. We told them we were spending
Meanwhile, near Naples, Florida, litter cleanup
volunteers Mary Ann Simms and her crew of Clark
and Jackie Adams, and Mark and Leigh Cyr found
an unusual piece of trash when they took part in
Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup
last September. The 100-pound safe they hauled in
was floating in the backwaters of the Gordon River,
near Naples, creating a boating hazard. It was already open, but the authorities still came
by to check it for possible identifying marks. Last year in Collier County, Naples, alone,
over 1,200 volunteers participated at 17 coastal, beach, and underwater sites, collecting
4. 55 tons of litter. — ANN DERMODY
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