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Tag: Washington Coast Cleanup


Next razor clam dig opens Tuesday

The next razor clam dig will take place on four ocean beaches, beginning Tuesday.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced late Wednesday it had approved the dig, after marine toxin tests showed clams on all four beaches are safe to eat.

Two beaches – Long Beach and Twin Harbors – will open for digging Tuesday through April 22 until noon each day, plus April 23 until 1 p.m. Copalis and Mocrocks will be open for digging April 21-22 until noon and April 23 until 1 p.m. under that plan.

Fishery managers agreed to an extra hour of digging

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Display gives perspective to the need for beach cleanups

These 'meta-bottles,' stand 8 1/2-feet high and contain one year's worth of plastic bottles recovered from park beaches. (Richard James

Over the past three years, park volunteer Richard James has packed out more than three tons of litter – mostly plastic bits of all sizes – from beaches at Point Reyes National Seashore, north of San Francisco.

He decided to store a year’s worth of water bottles and display them with the hope of encouraging people to use a refillable metal bottle and stop buying plastic, according to a National Park Service news release.

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Volunteers brave lousy weather for Washington Coast Cleanup

Despite weather conditions that were miserable at times, more than 1,000 volunteers turned out Saturday for the Washington Cost Cleanup. Working from Neah Bay to Long Beach, the volunteers removed about 24 tons of beach debris and garbage.

Volunteers had to contend with wind-blown rain that was often falling sideways as well as swirling sand. At least that’s the case at Ocean City, where my two children and I spent the morning.

Among the common items found were plastic water bottles, household trash, lost fishing gear and strands of rope, all debris that pose a threat to marine wildlife.


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