TOMORROW MORNING: Alki Beach cleanup with Seal Sitters

Thanks to Lamont Granquist for that photo from earlier this week – yes, taken from a distance, while a Seal Sitters Marine Stranding Network volunteer guarded the pup near Alki Point Lighthouse. We saved it so we could publish it with this reminder of tomorrow morning’s beach cleanup on Alki – meet Seal Sitters at Statue of Liberty Plaza (61st/Alki) at 9 am; the cleanup continues until 11:30, but whatever time you can give to it will be appreciated. The cleanup is in honor of Sandy the seal pup who died in 2012 after getting tangled in marine debris, and the Arroyos gray whale whose 2010 necropsy revealed a belly full of trash. Whatever you clean from the beach tomorrow (or any other day) will be that much less pollution in our waters – if it’s left on the beach, it’ll get into Puget Sound eventually.

4 Replies to "TOMORROW MORNING: Alki Beach cleanup with Seal Sitters"

  • hj June 12, 2015 (9:53 pm)

    Does anyone know what happened to the little guy?

    • WSB June 13, 2015 (9:10 pm)

      Unfortunately I just heard from Robin with Seal Sitters that the pup didn’t make it – born premature, had never been fed by its mom so far as they could tell. First pup on West Seattle shores this season. Watch for Robin’s report when things calm down; she did say the cleanup today was very successful (sorry to hear that they found THOUSANDS of cigarette butts – glad they found them, but they shouldn’t have been there in the first place) …

  • newnative June 13, 2015 (11:38 am)

    Low tide is a good time to go looking for trash. Last week we found a lot of broken glass and a Rockstar can.

  • pupsarebest June 13, 2015 (6:21 pm)

    I resolve to bring a bag with me whenever I come down to our West Seattle beaches and pick up as I walk.
    So easy, and whatever I pick up can be properly sorted at home for disposal.
    Thanks, Seal Sitters!

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