Surfrider Foundation South Orange County Chapter in partnership with OC Parks hosted an International Coastal Cleanup event at Salt Creek with sponsorship from UPS, Native West and South Cove. We collected over 800 lbs of trash, 1800 cigarette butts, 50,000 pieces of styrofoam, 2,000 pieces of plastic, about 450 bottle caps, 2,000 pieces of broken glass, 250 straws and much more random litter.

As a follow up to ICCD, the Surfrider Foundation in the month of September, presents the 1st annual Found Objects photo contest. Found Objects is a an opportunity for people to share items that they’ve found [and cleaned-up!] off of their local beach or waterway.

Participants are encouraged to take a photo of the objects found on the beach, arranged in a creative and artistic way AND share a “six word story” about the photograph. This story can include activities, memories or what Contestant (and their community) are doing to protect that beach. The only catch is that the story must be six words only.

To submit an entry, post the photo to your Instagram account, write a 6-word story, and then tag @surfrider and use the hashtag #SurfriderFound to be entered in the contest.