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Interested in giving back this Earth Day? Join a Washington coast cleanup this weekend

By Rosemary Montalvo, The News Tribune
Published: April 19, 2024, 7:40am

Earth Day is right around the corner, and if you’re looking to get out and give back to mother nature this year, then you’re in luck.

Washington Coast Savers, an alliance of partners and volunteers dedicated to keeping the state’s beaches clean of marine debris, is hosting coast cleanups in five coastal areas around Washington state on Saturday, April 20.

The beach cleanup is intended to bring volunteers together to celebrate Earth Day “by helping remove thousands of pounds of marine debris from participating Washington’s Pacific Coast and Strait of Juan de Fuca beaches!,” according to the Coast Savers website.

Those interested in participating in the beach cleanup must register for participating beaches. Registration ends on Friday, April 19 at 6 a.m. If you miss the signup deadline, you can reach out to Coast Savers directly by email at coordinator@coastsavers.org or by phone at 360-504-8787.

Long Beach Peninsula

Cleanup at participating beaches in the Long Beach Peninsula will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at noon.

Participating beaches:

— Bolstad Beach Approach

— Seaview Beach Approach

Central Coast

Cleanup at three of the participating beaches in the Long Beach Peninsula will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at noon. Cleanup at Quinault Indian Nation Point Grenville will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m.

Participating beaches:

— Ocean City Beach Approach

— Chance a la Mer

— Twin Harbors

— Quinault Indian Nation Point Grenville

Makah Tribal Beaches

Cleanup at participating beaches in the Long Beach Peninsula will begin at 8 a.m. and will end at noon.

Participating beaches:

— Hobuck Beach

— Sooes Beach

Western Strait of Juan de Fuca

Cleanup at participating beaches in the Long Beach Peninsula will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m.

Participating beaches:

— Clallam Bay

— Hoko River

— Sekiu River

— Chito Beach

— Shipwreck Point

— Bullman Beach

Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca

Cleanup at participating beaches in the Long Beach peninsula will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m.

Participating beaches:

— Shine Tidelands State Park

— Fort Worden State Park

— Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

— Ediz Hook

— Chimacum Corner Farmstand

— Port Townsend Marine Science Center

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