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Bridgeport litter

I was prompted to write this after visiting Bridgeport’s Kneebone beach the day before The Union’s article appeared, June 25. I personally experienced the fallout of the beaches overusage.

I gathered, on my little section of beach, three plastic water bottles, two beer cans, one diaper (!), a T-shirt, a beach towel, one sandal, little bits of plastic toys, broken beer bottle glass, portions of a cardboard box, several candy wrappers and at least 20 cigarette butts! (I could imagine that the smokers at this section of beach found the sand and gravel just right for snuffing and “burying” their butts.)

A couple of weeks before, my family made the mistake of going there on a Saturday. The experience was akin to attending an overcrowded public swimming pool, except here you could set up and eat food and smoke to your heart’s content.



I guess from now on my family will choose to go to another spot along the Yuba to enjoy the water and the outdoors. Bridgeport is too disgusting anymore.

Thank you to all the volunteers like “Girls that Make a Difference” who gather up litter. It does make a difference, although temporary.




Shelley Hanan

Grass Valley


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