Many thanks to all those around the world who participated in the International Coastal Cleanup on September 16th. PCSGA is honored to continue support for Washington CoastSavers with dumpsters and shellfish growers who contribute to this global debris removal effort.
(above) Members of the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association adopted Ediz Hook during this month’s International Coastal Cleanup. (Sarah Forshaw)
More than 650 volunteers cleared some 6 tons of debris from Washington’s Pacific Coast and Strait of Juan de Fuca beaches during the International Coastal Cleanup, said the coordinator of Washington CoastSavers.
Volunteers cleaned more than 50 beaches along the outer coast and the Strait on Sept. 16, said Jon Schmidt of Sequim, Washington CoastSavers coordinator.
The Ocean Conservancy organizes the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) on the third Saturday of September. Washington CoastSavers serves as the cleanup coordinator in Washington state.
“Our volunteers who clean the wilderness coast of Olympic National Park often have to hike several miles just to get to the beach,” Schmidt said.