Heal the Ocean Cleans Abandoned Forest Homeless Camp
By Heal the Ocean (HTO)
HTO Field Advisor Harry Rabin coordinated a massive cleanup of an abandoned homeless encampment in Los Padres National Forest that took place on two days, June 13 and 23, 2022. A group of community volunteers who live in the surrounding area worked with Harry and Andrew Velikanje of Earthcomb to remove 6.81 tons of trash within the forest.
Trash collected included everything from mattresses, appliances, and furniture to large amounts of cardboard, plastics, and wood pieces. Volunteers filled two large trash roll-off dumpsters in just two days. Thank you, MarBorg Industries, for quickly delivering the roll-offs to the site to help us clean up this source of environmental harm.
And big thanks to Harry and Andrew - and the Los Padres community members for working so hard to keep our environment clean and safe!
Before the cleanup
The site after 6.81 tons of trash was removed. (Photos by Harry Rabin, On the Wave Production_