California’s glass beach – precious placers

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Usually people, throwing out garbage, has a negative impact on nature. Heaps of trash do not do any good, not only spoiling the air, soil and water, but also causing aesthetic damage to natural beauty. But rarely, but there are exceptions – litter creates beauty.

There is an interesting place – Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California, USA. This place is amazing with its unusual beach.Public dump appeared on that coast in the first half of XX century. Now it is hard to imagine such a thing in America, but in those days people got rid of unnecessary junk, not thinking about whether it would harm the nature. If there’s a landfill, it means you can throw it away.

Let’s find out what happened next …

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In the early 60’s the local authorities finally thought about it. No matter how you look at it, but the mountains of old garbage were doing a lot of harm to nature, polluting the air and water. In 1967, the dump was closed, some of the big trash was moved farther from the shore, but a huge amount of discarded plastic, glass and other small waste was left behind.

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Over several decades, nature has sorted itself out with the dump: not a trace is left of the former garbage heaps. The sea waves have cleared the beach and sharpened every glass on the coast. As a result, the form of glass pebbles is no different from what we are accustomed to the pebbles, and now the billions of pieces of glass dotted the entire coast, which became known as Glass Beach, that is, Glass Beach.

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In 2002, Mc Kerricher Park acquired Glass Beach. It was cleaned up and opened to tourists, who for a nominal fee can admire this amazing place. Despite the official ban, many tourists try to take some glass pebbles as a souvenir of Glass Beach.

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According to various reports, glass decays from 500 to 1,000 years, which means that in a maximum of a thousand years the incredible Glass Beach will turn into a regular sandy beach. But now it is one of the most beautiful places and the first unique beach made by man and nature.

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http://www.tripadvisor.ru/Attraction_Review-g32400-d103760-Reviews-Glass_Beach-Fort_Bragg_Mendocino_County_California.html http://fafka.ru/glass-beach/ http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BA%D0%BB%D1%8F%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B9_%D0%BF%D0%BB%D1%8F%D0%B6

And here are other very interesting beaches in the world: here is the greenest beach in the world, and here are the Arches of Legzira and the Golden Horn Beach. Remember also Why is it on the beach?

Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California, USA.

Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California, USA

Glass Beach is located in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California, United States . The beach got its name because it is covered with many glass pebbles, it is a landmark of the city.

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Local residents, considering the place a dumping ground, threw garbage on it – household waste, old appliances, cars, glass. In 1967, the authorities closed the beach and cleaned it several times. The uncollected small shards of glass were polished by the waves and gradually the entire beach was strewn with thousands of multi-colored glass pieces. A committee of the North Coast Water Quality Board made it illegal to dump trash in the area.

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Over the decades, nature took care of that landfill and all the trash was gone. The waves of the sea cleared the beach and shaved away every piece of glass on the coast. As a result, the shape of glass pebbles is no different from our usual pebbles, and now billions of pieces of glass dot the entire coast, which was named Glass Beach.

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In 2002, Mc Kerricher Park acquired Glass Beach. It was cleaned up and opened to tourists who, for a nominal fee, could admire this amazing place. Crowds of tourists came to see the amazing beach. There are even craftsmen who make all kinds of souvenirs out of these smooth glasses, which are perfectly purchased by tourists who come to see this miracle of industrial interference of man in the affairs of nature. Despite the official ban, many tourists try to take some glass pebbles as a memento of Glass Beach (Glass Beach).

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According to various reports, glass decays from 500 to 1,000 years, which means that in a maximum of a thousand years the incredible Glass Beach will turn into a regular sandy beach. But now it is one of the most beautiful places and the first unique beach made by man and nature.

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