Trash aftermath of a big celebration in San Francisco, not to mention how displacing that party was to wildlife.
"The spectacular fireworks display for the 75th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge delighted tens of thousands of onlookers — but the aftermath of the pyrotechnic feat is receiving far less fanfare.
“Hundreds” of plastic caps and a sizable amount of cardboard have reportedly been washing up on local shorelines, including Crissy Field, Baker Beach and Ocean Beach. The detritus was noticed by dog walkers, who have been locked in long-standing disagreements over leash laws with the same federal officials in charge of managing Crissy Field — home to fragile wildlife populations such as the western snowy plover.
“We’ve been under such fire, but it’s such a double standard,” Martha Walters, head of the Crissy Field Dog Group, said after finding the washed-up trash. “They say the dogs are ruining the environment, but then they do this.” Read more.
Posed by Kathy Meeh