|International Coastal Cleanup||September 19, 2015|
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This event has ended. Join us September 19th, 2015 for the International Coastal Cleanup!
There is no cleanup activity in this area.
What you can help with at this location:
General Beach Cleanup
Collecting trash on foot and carrying the bags off the beach to designated roadside collection points. For a better idea of what's involved, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
More Volunteer Options & Information:
For more information about helping with volunteer check-in, recycling, and BBQ service, please contact our Olympic National Park beach coordinator at: Heather_Stephens (at) nps.gov.
Know Before You Go
On September 19th, low tide will occur around 10:30 a.m. (+2.5 ft.). High tide will occur around 4:30 p.m. (+7.4 ft.). 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. For directions or questions about your beach, refer to your beach signup page or contact your beach coordinator (listed on the signup page).
Check-in Time and Location
Please check in at the Three Rivers Fire Station (across the road from the Three Rivers Resort), between Forks and LaPush, between 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday. A CoastSavers representative will provide trash bags and basic information about the Cleanup and your beach. Be sure to fill out and bring the "Volunteer Agreement" form with you (download here). If you do not bring one, forms will be available at check in.
We have a recycling program at the check-in location, so look for this sign at the designated collection area. If you would like to offer additional assistance, you are welcome to take recyclables back home with you. 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 glass or sharp metal (safety hazard - ouch!).
Beach Features: Rope ladders, headlands, tides, beach logs.
Basic Safety Guidelines
- 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 & Directions
Hike down to the beach (1+ mi.) from La Push Rd. Watch for beach signs on the road to La Push.
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