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Phone: 360.337.4598
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 8, 2013
Contact:

Renee Johnson
Washington State University-Kitsap County Extension
(360) 337-7224 or rkjohnso@co.kitsap.wa

No: 2013-031

Participate in a beach litter clean-up and exploration
Help beautify and protect Sinclair Inlet

(Port Orchard, WA) - April is Earth Stewardship Month, and residents are invited to join other community members in an effort to clean-up Sinclair Inlet shorelines. Following the collection of debris, volunteers can contribute to the litter survey by sorting and counting the types of litter that were found. This is a great event for individuals, groups and families.

Areas covered are: Evergreen Park, Bremerton shoreline from Marina to Manette Bridge, Manette (from the Boat Shed Restaurant to Bachman Park on Shore Drive); Silverdale Waterfront Park; and Port Orchard Annapolis Pier.

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013

Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Meeting Locations and contacts:

  • Volunteers for Annapolis will meet at the Annapolis Pier. Contact John Denis, denis_jk@yahoo.com or (360) 871-2571 with questions.

  • Volunteers for all Bremerton locations will meet at the Bremerton waterfront at the end of 2nd street. Free parking is available under the Hampton Inn. Contact Renee Johnson, rkjohnso@co.kitsap.wa.us or (360) 337-7224 with questions.

  • Volunteers for Silverdale Waterfront Park will meet at the park. Contact rkjohnso@co.kitsap.wa (360) 337-7224 with questions.

Participants will see first-hand the negative effects that litter can have on our economy, wildlife, and recreational pursuits. Our region relies on tourism and recreation, but who wants to fish, boat, swim, or sight-see while surrounded by trash? Wildlife can be harmed by mistaking litter for food or becoming entangled in rope or plastic bags.

Event Sponsors are:
Blue Sky Printing, City of Bremerton, Kitsap County Public Works, Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management, Kitsap Trees and Shoreline Association, National Park Service, Still Hope Productions, Inc., Washington Sea Grant, Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State University Kitsap Extension, and Waste Management.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.

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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014