|International Coastal Cleanup||September 15, 2018|
Community BBQ is hosted at Griffiths-Priday State Park 12:00pm-1:30pm by the Washington State Park Ranger Association, Grays Harbor Fire District #7, and Copalis Beach Food Bank.
How you can help at this location:
General Beach Cleanup
Collect trash and marine debris on foot and place in provided bags. Load trash bags into a pickup truck that will drive along beach for collection. No special skills are required. Participants must be able to bend repeatedly and pick up and carry items of varying weight and size. For a better idea of what's involved, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
More Volunteer Options and Information
For more information about helping with volunteer check-in, recycling, and BBQ service, please contact our Quinault beach coordinator: smazzone (at) quinault.org.
Know Before You Go: International Coastal Cleanup
On September 16th, Beach cleanup check-in location timing will vary according to location. In general, the cleanup will be in the morning on the Strait beaches but in the afternoon on the outer coastal beaches. Please check your beach page for specific timing. To find a tide table for your location look here. Check the weather forecast for the coast and plan your clothing and supplies accordingly. It’s a good idea to have layers that help protect you from water, wind, and cold. For more information about safety, clothing, tools, lodging, and dogs, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Check-in Time and Location: International Coastal Cleanup
Please check in at Point Grenville beach approach between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. A CoastSavers representative will provide trash bags and basic information about the cleanup.
If you would like to take recyclables back home with you, please do. However, please be aware that most recycling companies will not accept highly degraded items or anything filled with wet sand or other beach muck. They only want the really clean household stuff like yogurt cups and plastic water bottles. If you take any debris back with you, be sure to bag it up tightly (stinky), keep it away from curious kids and dogs (messy), and don’t take any sharp items (safety hazard – ouch!).
Tides, beach logs. Quinault Nation Reservation lands – public access to beaches by permission only.
Basic Safety Guideline
- Wear gloves, proper clothing, and water-resistant shoes.
- Do not touch medical waste, dead animals, hazardous materials or sharp objects. If you are uncertain about an item, do not touch it.
- Do not approach wildlife.
- Report hazardous items that cannot be removed to event staff.
- Work with a partner.
- Be careful of unstable banks, steep slopes, or slippery surfaces.
- Do not try to lift anything that is too heavy for you. Ask for help!
- Watch for poison oak, plants with thorns, or other natural hazards.
- Watch for any trucks or equipment that might be used in the project.
- When driving on the beach (State Parks only), stay on compacted sand. Do not drive into sand that is very soft or very wet.
Debris Data Program
The amount and type of debris you find on our beaches gives evidence of its globally diverse sources and its impact on ocean ecosystems. Help us analyze what it all means by participating in our data collection program. If you will be at the cleanup with a group, please download our Debris Data Card and fill out as you clean the beach (also available at check in). One group member should fill out the form while others call out their findings. After the cleanup, simply go online and transfer your findings to our debris database. Collective results will be available online to anyone seeking to understand and reduce the effects of marine debris.
Beach Location and Directions
Take Highway 109 north from Copalis. Beach approach is about six miles north of Moclips.