It was a beautiful day to hold “Monterey is Bagging It,” an event held in front of Monterey’s City Hall to celebrate Monterey’s ban on the use of plastic bags. Congratulations also to Watsonville and Carmel-by-the Sea! My friend, Jane, an advocate for the environment, told me about the event.
Jane Varron (left) of Native Leaf, with Marie Butcher (right) who organized the event.
Maris the sea turtle was representing for endangered leatherback sea turtles. She was also a friendly greeter for folks who came to check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium stand.
There were lots of other bags on hand, too; these are from Native Leaf.