In our opinion, there is no greater place to live than Washington State. That is why we are grateful there are organizations who keep our beaches clean.
On Washington State’s southernmost coast, we boast 28 miles of sandy PacificOcean beach. Like beaches everywhere, it seesa tremendous amount of humanity’s garbagebeing tossed or washed ashore.
In 2001, a group of local residents began an all-volunteer effort to tackle the garbage along these beaches. They have completed 35 cleanups and collected approximately 250 tons of trash.
According to their website, there are three cleanups each year on the Long Beach Peninsula. The first one is in January, the second in April, and the third – and biggest – one is the day after the Fourth of July.
Each event begins around 9:30 AM on a Saturday and finishes up between 11:30 and noon. All volunteers are then treated to hot clam chowder. Check with the organizers for the location of this delicious, local specialty lunch.
On the Friday evening preceding each cleanup, there will be an evening event which you are invited to attend. This may include a speaker or other interesting programming, so be sure to check this website as we get closer to the cleanup time.
The Peninsula boasts seven major Beach Approach Roads. Beach Approach Coordinators will be at each one of these to greet you. These approaches are: Seaview, Sid Snyder Drive, Bolstad, Cranberry, Klipsan, Bay Avenue and Oysterville Road.