Edmonds to celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday

Join volunteers for Edmonds Coastal Clean-up Day. (Photo of a past clean-up event courtesy of Edmonds Wildlife Habitat & Sustainability Project)

This Saturday, Sept. 25, Edmonds will participate in Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day — a day for removing  trash and debris from the world’s beaches and waterways. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers from countries all over the world will spend a day picking up everything from cigarette butts and food wrappers to lost fishing nets and major appliances.

The Edmonds Wildlife Habitat & Sustainability Project invites volunteers of all ages to participate at the Edmonds Marsh and Edmonds beaches on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sign-in and bag dispensing will begin at 9 a.m. at Olympic Beach Plaza, located next to the Edmonds Beach Ranger Station at 200 W. Dayton St., and educational booths will be set up at the Edmonds Marsh, Olympic Beach Plaza, and the Edmonds OLEA Off-Leash Dog Park. Volunteers will receive a data card that will be submitted for global statistics of what trash items they found.

Public parking is available; watch for signs and balloons. Snacks and water will also be provided. In an effort to minimize the use of disposable plastics, please bring your own reusable coffee cup and or water bottle.

For more information, contact Laura Spehar, 425-672-2150, or email edmondsbwh@gmail.com

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