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The Wild Life of a Coastodian: An Interview with Richard James

January 13, 2014 by Eric Simons

From the western edge of the continent, Richard James blogs about life and litter at Coastodian.org, takes photos, and dreams up art projects that challenge our view of the world.

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The Man Who Sees the Trash

January 06, 2014 by Eric Simons

Richard James, who keeps the beaches of Point Reyes as litter-free as he can, has an obsessive eye for the discordant note of trash. His life as a park volunteer comes with a lesson: You learn strange things when you pick up after the world.

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Coastal Cleanup, This Saturday!

September 14, 2011 by Eric Galan

This Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, more than 80,000 people will hit the California coast for a not-so-typical day at the beach. Coastal Cleanup Day is right around the corner and the state’s largest volunteering event will likely net some 1.2 million pounds of trash. A staggering number indeed, which raises the question — How does all this debris end up on the shore?

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