LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Please respect our beaches, take out what you bring in

May 17, 2021
By Marcy Shortuse

To the Editor:

Diapers. Sandals. Broken glass. These are just a few of the things that I find on a regular basis when I walk the beaches of Boca Grande. The trash shown here contains not only the things I just mentioned, but also a woman’s visor, a woman’s hair tie, pipe, wire, wire mesh, clothing, aluminum cans, cigars, a boat mat, heavy plastic, and more.

I met a man on the beach with a garbage bag who said he had been collecting trash on the beach for eight years. 

Patsy Ellsworth

Boca Grande