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Welcome to Washington Coast Savers

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2020 REthink Series

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2020 Virtual Earth Day Festivities

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COVID-19 Update: Stay Home, Stay Healthy

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CoastSavers Finds New Partners With Pac Westy

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2019 Recap

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Who we are

Washington CoastSavers is an alliance of partners and volunteers dedicated to keeping the state’s beaches clean of marine debris through coordinated beach cleanups, education, and prevention.

International Coastal Cleanup 2020

Please keep an eye out for our next International Coastal Cleanup. Registration will open in early to mid-August for this global effort sponsored by Ocean Conservancy. Please follow all COVID-safety guidelines set by Washington State if you plan on joining us.

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 notorious 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.

In the News

Congress Passes Act to Reduce Marine Debris

This week, Congress unanimously passed the Save Our Seas Act of 2018, and the move has been lauded by the Plastics Industry Association and the American Chemistry Council.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch isn’t what you think

The world’s largest collection of ocean debris is also the most famous, but its name, the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” is a misnomer.

Trump signs Sullivan bill aimed at reducing plastic waste in ocean

The law renews the existing Marine Debris Program for another five years. And it allows governors to request a declaration of a “severe marine debris event”