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No oil, but still plenty of people who trash the beach…

Kirk   June 18, 2010   Comments Off on No oil, but still plenty of people who trash the beach…
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People are losing their minds over the oil spill, and no doubt this is a major catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. But why don’t people care as much about our beaches, bays, rivers, lakes and wetlands when it comes to our own trash? This photo was taken June 16,… Read more »

Alternative Spring Break Students in Panama City Beach

Kirk   March 13, 2010   Comments Off on Alternative Spring Break Students in Panama City Beach
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Many thanks to the team from Michigan Tech who traveled 26 hours to reach the world’s most beautiful beaches, and served 5 days helping us keep the beach clean. Way to go Michigan Tech Huskies!

Welcome Back, Huskies!

Kirk   March 8, 2010   Comments Off on Welcome Back, Huskies!

Students from Michigan Tech traveled 26 miles in their school van to help Panama City Keep the Beach Clean. We are happy to have Michigan Tech for the 2nd year in a row. Thanks again to Royal American Hospitality for housing the students again this year, the third annual Keep… Read more »

Panama City Beach Trash, July 4, 2009

Kirk   July 7, 2009   Comments Off on Panama City Beach Trash, July 4, 2009

Worse than the spring break photos, if you ask me. At least the spring break junk is isolated and fairly easy to clean up. Fireworks make a ridiculous mess. Hopefully one of you experts — maybe even an expert employed / contracted with the TDC — could say, “Kirk, no… Read more »

PCB Taking Some Trash Action!

Kirk   March 27, 2009   Comments Off on PCB Taking Some Trash Action!

The Panama City Beach City Council approved tougher city ordinances all the time, not just in a 24 hour period. If enforced, this could be a big, big boost to keeping Panama City Beach clean. A big round of kudos to Mayor Oberst, Council members and the Tourist Development Council… Read more »

Ideas Abound; Solutions Do Not

Kirk   March 21, 2009   Comments Off on Ideas Abound; Solutions Do Not

I went out to the beach last week to hand out trash bags. As the alternative break students observed last week, and I stated in 2006, and other students suggested in 2008, and the TDC says they’re “investigating” in 2009, the idea of providing trash bags to visitors on the… Read more »

A Spring Breaker’s Report

Kirk   March 18, 2009   Comments Off on A Spring Breaker’s Report

(Submitted by Kevin D. McKenna, MTU Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate) Some of these photos demonstrate that some of the companies with stands are not only responsible for some of the mess, but some are relying solely upon the blue barrels for their operations. Monster was handing out free drinks, and the… Read more »

Live from Panama City Beach – Michigan Tech ABS

Kirk   March 12, 2009   Comments Off on Live from Panama City Beach – Michigan Tech ABS

Evie hands out a bag to a breaker Ten of us left Michigan Tech at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009. We drove all day and through the night to arrive at the Royal American Hospitality at 8:00 a.m. the next morning. The trip was thankfully relatively uneventful except for… Read more »

Alternative Breakers Present Ideas to Bay County TDC

Kirk   March 11, 2009   Comments Off on Alternative Breakers Present Ideas to Bay County TDC

Briana Drake, the leader of the alternative spring break group from Michigan Tech, stood before the TDC Board of Directors Tuesday to present the students’ ideas for keeping the beach clean. By handing out trash bags to fellow students, our breakers discovered other students were welcoming to the idea and… Read more »