Local volunteers are needed Saturday Sept. 15 for the 33rd annual International Coastal Cleanup, intended to be the “world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to fight ocean plastic pollution.”
Larry Comparone told the Ocean Shores City Council on Monday that garbage bags would be available at the Chance a la Mer beach approach Saturday morning, and encouraged volunteers to sign up with the Ocean Conservancy’s annual effort. Check in will be between 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Volunteers will receive basic information about the cleanup and will fill out a State Parks volunteer time sheet.
The only low tide will be at 11:18 a.m., following a high tide at 5:52 a.m.
Washington CoastSavers coordinates the cleanup for state coastal beaches, including the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Other locations on the North Beach include the Ocean City beach approach, Seabrook, and at Moclips and Pacific Beach. Several cleanup locations also are planned on the coast within Olympic National Park, and on the south coast from Westport to Long Beach.
For more information on the North Beach about helping with volunteer check-in, recycling, and other locations, contact a park ranger at Ocean City State Park, (360) 289-3553. Additional locations on the coast can be found at www.coastsavers.org.
In April, 18 tons of debris were collected on the state’s beaches.