Skip the Plastic recognizes James Johansen as Cleanup Hero

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Our January Cleanup Hero is James Johansen. James is a Veteran who moved here to the Coastal Bend this past August. He is a husband and grandfather, and he serves to care for Veterans. We ran into him one morning while walking along Whitecap Beach and noticed he was cleaning up the trash there. We asked him about what he was doing, and he shared with us that he had taken to cleaning up that stretch of beach since moving to town.

James also shared with us that, “The kids and grandkids deserve freedom and fun here. The setting, we know as parents, is that we also build respect and discipline all around them. Our environment and our neighbors share and enjoy those efforts. Guarding and guiding are noble tasks. It is not about blame but the example of work and forgiveness. What better site for a body of work than the shores of Corpus Christi?”

James is committed to doing his part to clean up the plastic waste that is left as litter and that washes up on our beaches. We commend him for his work cleaning up and we hope he inspires you to do the same!

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.