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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

September 20, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Coastal cleanup happening this Saturday, and volunteer help is needed

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Washington State Parks, the Pacific Northwest 4-Wheel Drive Association and Washington CoastSavers are looking for volunteers to help with “Operational Shore Patrol” a coastal beach cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 21.

More than 1,000 volunteers turned out this past spring for the Washington Coast Cleanup. which was part of Earth Day, and gathered about 15 tons of plastic water bottles, household trash, lost fishing gear, and other debris that washed up along the coastal shoreline. Many of the items are deemed harmful to wildlife. For the past 13 years, volunteers have taken more than 330 tons of ocean trash from the entire coast.

To sign up visit www.coastsavers.org. To learn about the International Ocean Conservancy Coastal Cleanup events in Washington, e-mail wa.coastcleanup@comcast.net.

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