West Seattle Earth Day scenes: Alki Beach cleanup

(WSB photos)
Beautiful day for a beach cleanup! As promised, the Surfrider Foundation‘s Seattle chapter was out at Alki on this Earth Day afternoon, with volunteers picking up trash.

The special focus is on cigarette debris left behind, as this sidewalk message pointed out:

Read more about that campaign on this Surfrider Foundation page.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Earth Day scenes: Alki Beach cleanup"

  • captainDave April 22, 2015 (6:30 pm)

    This is great that people are taking interest in cleaning up Alki Beach today. But shouldn’t everyday be Earth Day? Who is it that doesn’t live on Earth full time?

  • B-Check April 23, 2015 (12:39 am)

    Cool to see my bicycle front and center in the first photo as I and some colleagues from EPA walked along the beach collecting cigarette butts (which are not biodegradable) and other trash. I agree, Captain Dave – that is actually one of our slogans at the office – where Earth Day is every day. Glad also that there are excellent organizations like Surfrider Foundation to keep these efforts on-going throughout the year.

  • David April 23, 2015 (12:38 pm)

    I was part of another Alki clean-up (in honor of Earth Day, just a few days prior), on the evening of Monday 4/20/2015, with another group (Events & Adventures). We started at the Don Armeni boat launch area and worked all the way to the beach – we ended across the street from El Chupacabra because it was getting dark at that point. We picked up a lot of trash. It seems the things I was picking up most were cigarette butts, especially near benches and on the sidewalks adjacent to the beach. It’s nice to see from the photo above that people are placing emphasis on keeping the beach free from cigarette butts. Messages like this need to be posted year-round. Not that it will necessarily stop people who voluntarily suck lethal toxins into their bodies beyond all sense of logic, but at least it would bring more awareness and perhaps get a few of them to stop littering.

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