The Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Washington CoastSavers and Ocean Conservancy host the International Coastal Cleanup in Port Townsend on Saturday, Sept. 21. Photo by Wendy Feltham

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Washington CoastSavers and Ocean Conservancy host the International Coastal Cleanup in Port Townsend on Saturday, Sept. 21. Photo by Wendy Feltham

Turn tide on trash at International Coastal Cleanup Day

Locals looking to help clean Washington beaches can get in on the Washington CoastSavers 2019 International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 21, at several sites across the Olympic Peninsula, including Sequim.

The Dungeness Spit is one of more than 50 participating beaches along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and 157 miles of the outer coast of Washington state, from Cape Flattery to Cape Disappointment, marked for a fall cleaning.

Registration is full at the Dungeness Spit, but dozens of other beaches are needing volunteers. Check out www.coastsavers.org/index.php/icc-cleanup.

There is no cost to participate; free camping and barbecues included at many participating beaches.

In Port Towsend, registration and check-in begin at noon at the science center museum at Fort Worden State Park. Participants meet in the museum portico, get supplies and head out to local beaches for trash pick-up.

In addition to the beaches at Fort Worden, volunteers will fan out to pick up shoreline debris at Fort Townsend State Park, Railroad Beach, Chetzemoka Park, North Beach and Fort Flagler State Park.

The debris receiving station at the science center closes at 4 p.m.

Participants can work all or part of the event and are asked to:

• Dress for the weather

• Wear closed-toed shoes

• Bring gloves and extra buckets

• Bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated on the beach

• Wear ocean-friendly sunscreen (see www.consumer reports.org/sunscreens/the-truth-about-reef-safe-sunscreen)

Read the clean-up FAQ page at www.coastsavers.org/index.php/faq.

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