Washington Coast Cleanup 2015 – Registration Now Open!!!
Online registration is now open for 2015’s Washington Coast Cleanup, Saturday April 25th. Get your friends and family together, make it a weekend and help clean one of over fifty beaches along the coast and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Let’s make 2015’s WCC the most successful beach cleanup in the state’s history: Sign up now!
Post Cleanup BBQs
Our volunteers are awesome and they deserve to be treated right for their contributions of time and energy. Multiple BBQ’s will be provided on the afternoon of Saturday, April 25th as a ‘thank you’ for their efforts. Stay tuned for an updated list of BBQ’s near the beach you want to clean. Here’s a few we know about now:
- Hobuck Beach (12 to 3pm): Surfrider Foundation
- Chito Beach (1 to 4pm): Clallam Bay/Sekiu & Lions Club
- Three Rivers Resort, Fire Hall (12 to 3pm): Surfrider Foundation
- Ozette Ranger Station (3 to 7pm): Friends of Olympic National Park
- Lost Resort (Ozette) Bean Soup and Coffee (1 to 5pm): Lost Resort
- Kalaloch Campground (12 to 3pm): Kalaloch Lodge
- Seabrook (2 to 4pm): Washington CoastSavers Benefit Seafood Boil
- Griffiths Priday State Park (12 to 3pm):
- Twin Harbors State Park (12 to 3pm): Surfrider Foundation
- Peninsula Senior Center (12 to 1:30pm): Grass Roots Garbage Gang
Other Events For Volunteers
2014 Washington CoastSaver of the Year
Rod Farlee has been selected as this year’s “CoastSaver of the Year” in recognition of his decade of contributions during the Washington Coast Cleanup. Rod and fellow Friends of Olympic National Park have been targeting their cleanup efforts around Duk Point, near Lake Ozette. This is one of the more remote stretches of coastline that Washington CoastSavers clean. This last April over 2,900 pounds of trash was removed from the beaches in this area. Rod regularly contributes the use of his own pickup and trailer to transport trash from the trail to the dumpster, allowing the volunteers to make more trips with their backs heavy-laden with filled bags, floats and rope. Thank you Rob for all you have done to support Washington CoastSavers efforts over the last ten years!
WHAT IS MARINE DEBRIS & WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
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.