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Washington Coast Cleanup 2014

Washington Coast Cleanup: April 19, 2014

Mark your calendars for April 19th, 2014 when CoastSavers will once again be hosting the Washington Coast Cleanup. Register online now. Let your friends and family know about this opportunity to spend some quality time together on the beach, making a positive difference. And beginning March 1 for the first time, we will be adding new cleanup locations along the Strait of Juan de Fuca! If you are involved with a scout troop, church group, or service organization, contact us to find the best volunteer opportunity for your group. Email: jon (at) coastsavers.org.

Ranger Voner named 2013 CoastSaver of the Year

Ranger Al VonerIt takes hundreds of organized volunteers to remove the tons of marine debris that builds up on the Washington Coast every year. Tis year, we're honoring Olympic National Park Ranger, Al Voner as the 'CoastSaver of the Year - 2013.' CoastSavers volunteers conduct multiple beach cleanups along the Washington coast lines, including two outer coast-wide beach cleanups every year, drawing participants from around the state, in coordination with coastal tribes and public agencies that manage the 157 miles of sandy beaches and rocky headlands that make up the coast of Washington state. Out of the 73 miles of the coast that are managed by the National Park Service, Ranger Voner has been stationed in the middle of it all, at the ranger station at Ozette. We're honoring him for his service in regularly facilitating beach cleanups and his stewardship of the wilderness beaches.
>>Read full press release here.

International Coastal Cleanup: Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the International Coastal Cleanup effort on the Washington Coast last fall. It was the first year that Washington CoastSavers coordinated beach cleanups for this global event. We had over one hundred volunteers cleaning beaches from Cape Disappointment to Cape Flattery. Together, we removed hundreds of yards of rope, probably thousands of bottle caps, hundreds of bottles and other trash that would have been a risk to marine animals of all kinds. Way to go!

ICC 2013


Learn about marine debris. Marine debris is trash that somehow ends up in the ocean. Recognize this plastic water bottle? It could be the one you threw away several months ago - not at the beach, but at your home! It just blew out of your garbage, landed in a nearby waterway, and floated out to the coast. Now it's degrading and poisoning our coastal wildlife and releasing its toxins into the food chain.

Or maybe a commercial fishing boat lost some gear in one of our notorius winter storms. Now it's floating around out there, damaging our coastal fisheries, and pointlessly killing everything that gets caught.

No matter where you live or what kind of work you do, marine debris is your problem. Learn more and use our resources today.


The enormous quantities of marine debris generated by Japan's tsunami disaster of 2011 naturally left many in Washington State wondering when it would start washing up on our shores and whether to be concerned about any unusal hazards. Get the latest updates here.

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