>First Flush

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Team Marine was struck with great distress as news of the first flush came to our attention. For the first time since last winter, significant rains hit the Santa Monica area. The water (and trash) collected by the city’s storm drains broke the sand barrier at the Pico-Kenter storm drain and flowed into the ocean on October 5th-6th, 2010. Team Marine had an emergency meeting, and immediately walked to the storm drain site to document and clean the beach. We picked up hundreds of pounds of trash in a short amount of time, but unfortunately thousands of pounds of trash still flowed into our Santa Monica Bay.