Trashy Billboard Draws Attention To Beach
By Kurt Helin, Editor
A huge pile of trash right in the middle of Second Street is drawing a lot of attention.
And that’s just way the Surfrider Foundation wants it.
A billboard filled with trash collected from the Long Beach shore on one day in August sits above the corner of Second Street and Glendora Avenue (the billboard above the Belmont Station).
The only words on the board are “Collected in Long Beach on August 20.” The message is simple and clear, said Beth Barnes, president of the Long Beach Chapter of Surfrider.
“We thought it is a great way to get people’s attention on what’s going on at the beach,” Barnes said.
It is working. The billboard is drawing plenty of attention, Barnes said. MORE