Sentinels of the Sound Alki Beach Cleanup

Sat, Jun. 14, 2014 9:30am — 12:30pm

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Alki Beach, West Seattle
(assemble at Alki's Statue of Liberty Plaza, 61st Ave SW & Alki Ave SW)

Make a difference and join us to remove litter from Alki Beach this season.

All marine life is endangered by marine debris and pollution. Many, many thousands of marine animals and sea birds die each year from derelict fishing gear, marine debris and pollution. They are entangled and drowned by nets and gear, strangled and contaminated by plastics.

This year's beach cleanup will be in honor of seal pup Sandy who was rescued from a West Seattle beach in August of 2011, rehabilitated at PAWS, and then released back to the wild in January 2012. Sandy was found dead 66 days later, entangled in derelict fishing gear. 

Prior to dispersing volunteers with materials to pick up trash, staff from Seal Sitters and PAWS will speak briefly about the dangers of marine debris to wildlife and the difficult rehabilitation of Harbor Seal pups. PAWS works closely with Seal Sitters in protecting the Puget Sound’s Harbor Seals and marine animals.

We hope you’ll join us for this important and fun event to help keep pollution and debris out of the waterways. Please bring gloves if you can, everything else will be provided. This is a family friendly event so bring the kids—what a great way to educate young ones on protecting wildlife! 

Please contact Amy Webster at PAWS to RSVP.

Find out more from Seal Sitters.

This event is co-sponsored by Seal Sitters, PAWS, and Alki Community Center.