Earth Day Litter Clean up at Locust Beach

posted Apr 10, 2017, 5:05 PM by Hannah Coughlin

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities’ AmeriCorps-Washington Service Corps members and Western Washington University club Students for the Salish Sea (SSS), are hosting an Earth Day beach cleanup at Locust Beach to remove trash and large debris from the beach.

The cleanup is from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday April 22nd at Locust Beach. Participants should meet at the Locust Beach parking lot. There is limited parking so participants are encouraged to carpool or ride your bike. Join us, as we come together as a community and volunteer our time to being stewards of the Salish Sea.

Natalie Lord, the Aquatic Reserve Coordinator for the Clean Water Program and Lindsey Gard, the Green Classrooms Coordinator for the Sustainable Schools Program, came together in collaboration with SSS to organize this important event. Natalie coordinates the citizen science projects, educational events, and outreach activities to make citizen science more available to our local community. Lindsey facilitates elementary-level education on topics like energy efficiency, waste reduction, and water conservation. 

There are 500 times more micro plastics in our oceans than stars in our galaxy. Plastic pollution endangers more than 600 species due to ingestion and entanglement, including ourselves. It can be found on every beach around the world, and defines our presence as a species on this planet. Join us in the effort to reduce our impact on the ocean at our Earth Day beach clean up, located at our local marine debris hotspot, Locust Beach! 

The cleanup is appropriate for all ages. Light snacks and equipment will be supplied, but volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves and 5-gallon plastic buckets. Registration is not required. 

Questions: Email Lindsey Gard at lindseyg@re-sources.org


Earth Day Litter Clean up at Locust Beach
Saturday April 22nd
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Locust beach, Bellingham
Meet at parking lot at Locust Ave (map)

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