Giving Compass' Take:

• Surfrider Foundation reports on the recent rainstorms in California's southern coast that caused mass amounts of garbage, debris and polluted stormwater onto the beach. 

• What is the best way to keep our beaches clean? What are some ways to prevent rainstorm runoffs?

Here's an article asking what's a clean beach worth to you? 

Recently Southern California has experienced much needed rainfall, but unfortunately, rain falling on developed watersheds turns into runoff and brings highly polluted stormwater and debris to the beach.

Last Tuesday morning, Surfrider chapter volunteers and local beach goers in Southern California were horrified to find mounds of trash and debris at the beach. The scene at Seal Beach, which receives massive amounts of runoff and trash from the adjacent San Gabriel River, was particularly horrific. Everything from dirty syringes and medical waste to plastic food containers and furniture lay sprawled across the beach. Check out the short videos linked here which document the devastation of Seal Beach, including an interview of the Huntington Beach/Seal Beach Chapter Advisory Committee member Tony Soriano.

Read the full article about California rainstorms by Mara Dias and Katie Day at Surfrider Foundation