More West Seattle giving: Today’s Alki Beach cleanup

July 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm | In Environment, West Seattle beaches, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

Congratulations to the dozens of volunteers who joined the Surfrider Foundation at today’s Alki Beach cleanup. “Diver Laura” James, who joined in an underwater cleanup while other volunteers were on the sand and atop stand-up paddleboards, shares the top photo. Surfrider shared the next photo, by Heather Brincko, showing singer Vicci Martinez doing her part – before entertaining cleanup participants with a post-cleanup concert at Cactus:

The cleanup, also sponsored by Barefoot Wine, removed 50 bags of trash “and a watercooler full of cigarettes” from the beach, according to a report sent by organizers.

P.S. Miss this cleanup? Or – took part but want to do more? Next Saturday (August 3rd), you can join Seal Sitters in a beach cleanup, 9 am-noon. More info in our first report, including how to RSVP.

5 Comments

  1. Three cheers . . . hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, hooray!

    Now if people would “just carry it in, carry it out”, these volunteers could be focusing their time on drinking.

    Comment by shed22 — 7:10 pm July 27, 2013 #

  2. What alki beach needs is a rake in the sand. When I lay down I always find glass buried in the sand.

    Comment by Kyle — 7:45 am July 28, 2013 #

  3. I was one of the volunteers who cleaned the beach this weekend. We filled a water cooler jug (think Sparkletts) with cigarette butts. Smoking should be banned from beaches in Washington state. California did it! http://www.beachcalifornia.com/beach/california-beach-smoking-ban.html

    Great event Surfrider, Barefoot Wines and Vicci Martinez!

    Comment by Denise — 10:41 am July 29, 2013 #

  4. Thank you everyone who helped clean up our neighborhood! We need more people like this in our community. Together we can make a difference!

    Comment by JunctionMade — 1:31 pm July 29, 2013 #

  5. Any pictures of the party at Cactus?

    Comment by Sharon — 12:34 pm July 31, 2013 #

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