These were among about 500 pounds of trash collected Saturday at Thousand Steps Beach. The cleanup was organized by Chris Tebbutt, a real estate agent in South Laguna in partnership with James Pribram of the ECO-Warrior Foundation.
Growing up in the 70’s, ECO-Warrior Founder James Pribram knew Laguna Beach to be “just a down to earth, blue collar town.” The vast expanse of the Pacific was just outside Pribram’s window and it beckoned every part of his soul to love the sea unconditionally. The smitten Pribram, in turn, took to aquatic activities quite naturally, developing some powerful chops in the sea—like fish to water.
“Our primary purpose of the Eco-Warrior Foundation is boots on the ground, getting our hands dirty. It’s not brain surgery, but we don’t always need the hardest thing in order to have the biggest impact,” he says.
We love seeing our community come together; in keeping our beaches and oceans litter free. Thank you to all of our volunteers! We can't do it without you. Over 2,000 pounds of trash collected this year...
We held an impromptu beach clean up in South Laguna after the Memorial Day weekend. In total we picked up nine bags of trash; three diapers, four condoms, two beach towels, three pairs of socks, five shirts, countless beer bottles and plastic water bottles.