Olympic Coast Beach Cleanup!
I organize this annual event on Earth Day weekend each year.
Our strong, and committed team of volunteers enjoys a great time at the Olympic Coast and gives a little back!
April 20/21 2013
"The wildest, the most remote and, I think, the most picturesque beach area of our whole coastline lies under the pounding surf along the Pacific Ocean in the State of Washington . . . It is a place of haunting beauty, of deep solitude." William O. Douglas
Beach Cleanup was organized by our good friend Jan Klippert in 2000, and sponsored by the Washington Trails Association, the
Washington Alpine Club, the Mountaineers, and a bunch of others. Very sadly,
Jan passed away in January 2008.
Now the Clean up is organized by Coastsavers.
Every year, we will do the Hoh Beach and points north as far as we can. Most years we do Jefferson Cove as well. We find fishing floats, rope, and plastic bottles. There is usually a few metal items too. Wonderful glass fishing floats from Japan are occasionally discovered. We will carry everything out to Oil City Trailhead. This will require several trips but doesn't take long.
This is a great time to visit the coast, do a
good deed, and meet some new folks.
For info or to rsvp to Mike email@example.com
We might see Tsunami debris this year -
There are lots of hotel and B & B's in Forks. Lodging information in Forks is at www.forkswa.com or call 1-800-443-6757
There is a nice Thriftway on Forks if you need a latte or any last minute items.
Be sure and stop at the NPS Visitor Center in Forks (or Kalaloch if you are coming from the South) to sign the waiver and pick up some trash bags.
What to Bring?
There is the possibility of seeing Gray Whales, Bald Eagles, Deer,
Raccoons, Sea Otters, Sea Lions, and Seals. Sunday morning, we can relax, hike out, and everyone can have leisurely
trip back home.
There is the possibility of seeing Gray Whales, Bald Eagles, Deer, Raccoons, Sea Otters, Sea Lions, and Seals.
Sunday morning, we can relax, hike out, and everyone can have leisurely
trip back home.
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