San Diego Beaches

Remove the Wrack? La Jolla Parks & Beaches hears pros/cons of seaweed cleanup

Remove the Wrack? La Jolla Parks & Beaches hears pros/cons of seaweed cleanup

To rake or not to rake? That is the question.

La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B) board chair Ann Dynes “kicked a hornet’s nest” when she introduced the notion of cleaning up wrack (seaweed that has washed ashore) on La Jolla’s beaches. The idea was brought up between monthly meetings via a chain of e-mails, and debated at the LJP&B meeting Aug. 28.

Discussion included the pros and cons of removing the wrack, and disagreements between the City and LJP&B board members when it comes to historical practices and policies. To investigate the situation and possible courses of action, a working group was formed to report findings at a future LJP&B...

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