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Last January we stayed on pismo beach in CA.Oceano Dunes allow us to stay on the beach with RV's motorcycle's and quads.There is a pretty interesting creek crossing and when your in a 33 foot RV,well it can get crazy I have pitchers.Sorry getting of track.A couple of days after new years hundreds of homeward bound campers left,we stayed a few more days to avoid the rush and could not believe what people left behind.8 miles of trash broken chairs trash bags you name it.The biggest thing was the state provides dumpsters at the end of the beach.Some people at least were good enough to pile up there trash.Lucky I have 3 daughters and lots of nieces and nephews,and a big truck.We made a game out of it and all the kids got a turn driving the truck while the rest of us loaded it.We cleaned a lot of but couldn't get it all,it's know wounder the state reduces the size that can be played on every few years.Just thought I would share this with you...
Oh yea it floors me that 'most" people that smoke think that cigarette butts aren't trash,I don't get it!!


Posted : May 4, 2007 2:46 am
Posts: 3904
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"I certainly don't mind paying extra for alcohol and tee-shirts, and I don't think most of your visitors would either."

Sorry, but most of the visitors WOULD mind.

Sad, but true. Not nearly the number of big spenders as there used to be.

Posted : May 4, 2007 10:34 am
Posts: 1866
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Recycling isn't a matter of the degree to which a population is more or less educated; when recycling is mandatory, even high-school drop-outs learn to separate their aluminum, paper and plastic. Recycling issues have more to do with territory status. Puerto Rico has a very different status than the USVI in terms of its connection to the U.S. Unlike us, Puerto Ricans pay taxes to the Federal government and have periodic votes about whether to become a state because their status, unlike ours, is one step away from statehood. Their status makes it is easy for stateside chain stores and restaurants to be there. It also means there is Federal money, and Federal requirements, for recycling. The USVI is much more independent, for example we're outside the U.S. customs zone, so there isn't the degree of cross territory cooperation as you might imagine. Ultimately, the Federal government does not require Puerto Rico to accept our recyclables and the Federal government has no standing to require the USVI to recycle.

Posted : May 4, 2007 4:08 pm
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To All,

The winds of change are blowing everywhere, my friends, even over the U.S.V.I.

Every good sailor knows at some point they'll have to face into the wind, taking many tacks to get to their destination. It takes resolve and a willingness to get some spray in your face.

Here's to all the Mates

Posted : May 5, 2007 4:57 pm
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