West Seattle cleanup groups team up for coalition, website

Jessica has been leading volunteer cleanups at Alki Beach on first Saturdays for more than a few months. When she sent us the announcement of the next cleanup this Saturday (October 2nd), she mentioned something more – the launch of a new coalition for volunteer cleanup groups, and a website where you can browse all their events. They’re welcoming others – “West Seattle, and ultimately beyond” – to get their cleanups on the list. The site is CleanupSEA.com, and that’s where you’ll find, for example, info about joining this Saturday’s Alki cleanup (10 am-1 pm). And if you have a cleanup and/or group to add to the site, here’s how to reach them.

4 Replies to "West Seattle cleanup groups team up for coalition, website"

  • NW September 30, 2021 (6:42 am)

    Thank you for your service taking action and making a difference. Behind the metro bus stop grass and hillside littered with substantial trash at 35th ave sw and sw Avalon parks department does nothing about it nor KC metro maybe we can step up. 

  • Lori Kothe September 30, 2021 (12:35 pm)

    Thanks for the boost WSB! CleanupSEA was born earlier this year with an aha moment: there are so many awesome residents, organizations and businesses who are individually cleaning up, leading cleanup groups, or wish they could easily find a way to connect, get involved, and volunteer, access, share resources, but these are all siloed on FB groups or other channels. We’re excited about bringing ideas, engagement, and solutions together to keep our shared environment healthy, clean, beautiful — and connected!

    From the about page:

    Just the beginning…CleanupSEA started in 2021 after two separate groups scheduled Alki Beach cleanups for the same Saturday morning – one at 7AM and the other at 10AM – not realizing both groups had the same plans. When the later group arrived to a freshly cleaned beach, it became clear that our community needed a better way to create, connect, and join cleanup opportunities for greater impact.

    CleanupSEA is a coalition of volunteers building a calendar and directory of local cleanup groups and partner organizations so anyone interested in getting involved knows who, what, and where cleanups and other initiatives are happening in West Seattle, and ultimately beyond. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us and make a positive difference.

  • Lucy September 30, 2021 (2:18 pm)

    This so cool. And such a great way to work positivity into our community.  

  • Marie September 30, 2021 (6:28 pm)

    Great idea and wonderful way to build community.  I put a link to your site on the West Seattle page of my blog. https://www.whereiamnow.net/westseattle 

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