Volunteers sought for July 5 Locust Beach cleanup

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJuly 2, 2013 

BELLINGHAM - A big beach cleanup on the north shore of Bellingham Bay is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, the day after holiday celebrations that often leave trash and debris on the beach.

"Locust Beach is one of the most heavily used beaches in Whatcom County," said Eleanor Hines, chairwoman of the NW Straits Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. "Cleaning up the beach is a great way to give back to our community of kite boarders, skim boarders, bird watchers, beach combers, as well as our beautiful Bellingham Bay and Salish Sea."

The chapter and the North Sound Baykeeper Team are organizing the cleanup. Equipment to collect litter will be provided, but people should wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring gloves and reusable buckets, if they have them. Bring a water bottle as well.

The trailhead is at the western end of Locust Avenue, off of Marine Drive. Parking is available at Bellingham Kite Board Center's parking lot, or use street parking on adjacent roads.

For more information, go to re-sources.org or contact Lee First, leef@re-sources.org, 360-733-8307, or Hines, nws@surfrider.org, 215-287-0043.

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