Western Strait Beach Cleanup

by Nancy Messmer

Public Relations Committee,

Clallam Bay Sekiu Lions

The sun was shining as volunteers signed up for the annual Western Strait beach cleanup on Saturday morning. Twenty-four volunteers worked together to clean the beaches from Pillar Point to Bullman Beach, focusing mostly on Shipwreck Point, Sekiu River, and Clallam Bay.

Anita and Peter drove from Sequim, Scott, Reed, Francisca, and Damian came from Forks, and lots of local residents came to the beaches to clean them up. The Moe family cleaned their local beach at the urging of their teacher at Clallam Bay School.

Clallam Bay Sekiu Lions and the Clallam Bay Sekiu Chamber work with CoastSavers on Earth Day Weekend to complete beach cleanups along the coastline and the Strait beaches. This year, CoastSavers is beginning a pilot Recycling Project focused on turning nets, ropes, buoys and other plastic into usable products. As the facts and figures are compiled, we will share this ongoing story in more detail.

We thank all of the volunteers who take the time to walk the beaches, the rocks, and the grassy edges to find and remove marine debris. The effort often leads to life changes in relation to plastic.