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Annual Washington coastal cleanup 30 tons of fun

Volunteers pick up marine debris from a Washington coast beach. (NOAA)
Volunteers pick up marine debris from a Washington coast beach. (NOAA)

PUBLIC LANDS – The annual volunteer cleanup of the Washington Coast, set for Saturday (April 20) is a remarkable success story.

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed it Washington Coast Cleanup Day to help match last year's effort when more than 1,300 volunteers removed 30 tons of marine debris from Washington’s Pacific Ocean beaches.

Founding organizations for the annual Earth Day weekend cleanup include Washington State Parks and the Washington Clean Coast Alliance. The CoastSavers program of the Alliance organizes a major coastal cleanup each year around the time of Earth Day.

Last year, more than 1,300 volunteers removed 30 tons of marine debris from Washington’s Pacific Ocean beaches.

Looking for a beach party this weekend? Sign up on the CoastSavers web site.

Or just show up and sign in at state or national park ocean beach area.




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Rich Landers
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