Hundreds Turn Out To Clean Up Northwest Beaches
Source: Tom Banse, OPB News
More than 700 volunteers turned out Thursday to help pick up litter and flotsam on the Oregon and southwest Washington coasts. Volunteers were on alert for debris from last year's tsunami in Japan. There were some possible new finds on Long Beach, Washington.
The fifth of July is a traditional beach cleanup day in Manzanita and Seaside, Oregon and on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula. The coordinator of Manzanita's cleanup estimates the three dump truck loads hauled away were "99 percent fireworks" related.
But on Long Beach, Grass Roots Garbage Gang organizer Shelly Pollock says remnants from last year's Japanese tsunami were mixed in.
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