2 minutes ago
in #fortbragg, #california, along the #pacificcoasthighway
- "there are three glass beach sites in fort bragg where trash was dumped into the ocean between 1906 and 1967. the california state water resources control board and city leaders closed the area in 1967. various cleanup programs were undertaken through the years to correct the damage. over several decades, what was biodegradable in the dump sites simply degraded and all the metal and other items were eventually removed and sold as scrap or used in art. the pounding waves broke down the glass and pottery and tumbled those pieces into the small, smooth, colored pieces that cover glass beach."