Local Lions have been busy, wrapping up winter activities and launching into Spring. Clallam Bay Sekiu Lions meet on first and third Wednesday nights at 7 p.m., for a potluck dinner, program and project planning. At the Lions Den on April 4, Past Zone Chair, Maureen Winn, inducted two new Lions: Andy and Jolly Estes. They are pictured here with their sponsor, Lion Emil Person.
In the last month, Lions worked with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition and Clallam Bay middle school students on a restoration project along the Hoko River. Spring garden prep is proceeding at the Cowan Heritage Farm (Hoko River State Park), as well as re-planting the heritage orchard.
An upcoming project is the annual Earth Day Beach Cleanup on April 21. This is a big coordinated event, made possible by committed volunteers who come from near and far to clean beaches, and by organizers and sponsors.
Affiliated with the Washington Clean Coast Alliance, the folks on the north West End clean the beaches of the Western Strait. Volunteers can pick up bags and cleanup information at the Visitor Center in Clallam Bay starting at 10 am. After cleaning local beaches, they are welcome to feast at the annual BBQ sponsored by Chito Beach Resort from 1-4 p.m.
The Western Straits Cleanup is a partnership of Clallam Bay Sekiu Lions and the Clallam Bay Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Clallam County Marine Resources Committee and the Northwest Strait Commission. Volunteers who would like to see more information about all of the ocean and Strait cleanups can visit www.coastsavers.org.