They're calling San Diego's July 4 fireworks show the "Big Bay Bust" this year, because a technical glitch caused all the fireworks to go off in just 30 seconds. But even though the show was finished in a flash, it still attracted a crowd of thousands -- who left behind a ton of trash. So thanks go out today to the 500 volunteers who picked up 2,607 pounds of trash and 191 pounds of recyclable material that otherwise would have been washed into the sea. The beach clean--up was coordinated by the San Diego County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. "We make a big deal out of the phenomenal natural environment we live in here in San Diego, but we also need to recognize the responsibility we have living in a major coastal city," chapter coordinator Haley Jain Haggerstone said in a news release. "We're the last line of defense for all kinds of litter and trash before it goes into the sea. Once it gets past the beach, it's a little too late for us to get it. This is it."
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