Registration open for CoastSavers coast wide beach cleanup

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Boy Scout Troop 1498 from Sequim, Washington helped keep the coast clean on the Hoh Reservation during 2015's Washington Coast Cleanup. Photo by Peter Craig

Governor Inslee has declared April 23rd as Washington Coast Cleanup Day. Inslee says in his proclamation,

“Washington’s Pacific Coast is threatened by tons of household plastics, lost fishing gear, and the other man made debris polluting the world’s oceans and washing up on our beaches…the success of the effort to save our coast from marine debris depends on participation by volunteers from outdoor recreation groups, schools, service clubs, and community organizations throughout Washington.”

You can help clean the beach April 23

Washington CoastSavers is pleased to announce that online registration is now open for participation in the Washington Coast Cleanup, April 23. Volunteers can visit the CoastSavers website and select from dozens of beaches to clean from the Long Beach Peninsula to the Olympic Peninsula.

Jon Schmidt, Washington Coordinator, said "Last April, we had 1,500 volunteers remove 19 tons from over fifty beaches, on July 5th we had about 300 volunteers help remove 120 tons! Last September, 300 volunteers removed another 6 tons. All told, over 2,000 volunteers removed at least 145 tons!"

First ever fundraising event April 9

On April 9, Washington CoastSavers will host their first-ever fundraising event, “An Evening of Ocean Art, Adventure and Music.” The event will feature a live and silent auction for ocean-themed art and coastal experiences. In addition, the surf rock band, The Echo Devils will perform two sets during the event which starts at 6:30pm and ends at 9pm at The Mountaineers Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle 98115.

Alaskan Brewing Company is a new sponsor of CoastSavers and their beer will be available for sale at the event, with proceeds to benefit the Washington Coast Cleanup.

“It’s not every day you can support clean beaches by enjoying a cold beer,” exclaimed Schmidt.

Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.


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