Storm Surge Brings More than Waves as Trash Litters Shores; Clean-Up Organized for Saturday

Stepping out onto the beach Monday morning, Long Beach resident Laura Thatcher didn’t see the showy high tides and massive waves caused by the recent storm surges. She witnessed the aftermath: instead of seeing the hundreds of residents strewn across the beach to watch nature’s force, she laid eyes on the typically calm waters and, more specifically, the trash. A lot of it.