On Saturday morning I went to Belmont Shore beach in long beach for the 30 min Beach Clean-up, I had to arrive there at 10:00 sharp to sign in or I wouldn’t have been able to participate. When I arrived I received a raffle ticket to win a price at the end of the beach clean-up, so I was really anxious to see if I was going to win something. This was the first time I had ever done a beach clean-up so I was really excited to do this because I like to try new things and do something out of the ordinary. When I was cleaning the beach I found a lot of stuff that shouldn’t belong at the beach. I picked up a lot of sticks, feathers, candy wrappers, straws, pieces of plastic cups and a piece of glass. When I picked up all this trash I was really happy because I felt like I was making a difference and helping the beach to be clean and that’s the way it should be. I really had a lot of fun because while doing this I was also getting exercise which I really like to do. After the 30 minutes of cleaning, I had to head back to turn in my trash and get some refreshments. Then some man started thanking everyone for coming because it was the 150th anniversary of this 30 minute beach clean-up. This had started 12 years ago in 1999. I was glad to be a part of this because I learned a lot that day and it was just great to help make the beach a little cleaner. I will definitely come again to participate in more beach clean ups in the future and bring more people along with me.