Tsunami Debris Only Part of International Coastal Cleanup This Weekend
WESTPORT, Wash. – Tsunami debris from Japan appears to be only adding to an increasing issue of trash on Washington’s shorelines. As the Ocean Conservancy prepares for their 27th International Coastal Cleanup, director of their Trash Free Seas program Dave Pittenger tells us it’s important to tackle what’s preventable “The most common trash found during the cleanup are items that are human-generated. Last year volunteers found enough food packaging to get takeout for breakfast lunch and dinner everyday for the next 858 years. We need more volunteers that ever to be part of the solution.
the International Coastal Cleanup, takes place tomorrow, locally, OUT at the Beach will start at Ocean City State Park near the Shilo Inn. On the South shore, Tacoma Webfooters Jeep Club is hosting a cleanup at the Twin Harbor State Park. To find other local events, visit www.signuptocleanup.org