Submitted by Jondra Bjorkman
Derek Yamashita and Alisa Bjorkman help keep trash under control during the Surf City Marathon. A few weeks ago, Alisa, president of the Huntington Beach High School Oceana Club, wanted to see if there was any protection for the drains this year during the Surf City Marathon, and if not, to volunteer to cover the drains. After several calls, she found Jim Merid, the city’s administrative environmental specialist, who provided information, maps of the drains, sandbags and plastic.
Oceana Club sponsors and science teachers Jayson Ruth and David Renfrew joined the student members, including Matt Carter, Kelsey Granger, Beatrice Tsakomakis, Derek Yamashita, Ben Renfrew and Joanna Hubbard.