Sat, Jun. 13, 2015 9:00am — 11:30am
Alki Beach, West Seattle
(meet at Alki's Statue of Liberty, 61st Ave SW & Alki Ave)
Make a difference and join us to remove litter from Alki Beach.
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 Harbor Seal pup #11-2225 (dubbed “Sandy” by the community and media) who was rescued from a West Seattle beach in August of 2011, rehabilitated at PAWS, and released back to the of Puget Sound. She was found dead 66 days later, entangled in derelict fishing gear.
Help save sea birds, turtles and marine mammals – pick up trash, and protect our wildlife and fragile Salish Sea!
What the cleanup will involve
Prior to dispersing volunteers with materials to pick up trash, staff from Seal Sitters will speak briefly about the dangers of marine debris to wildlife. 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!
RSVP to Amy Webster here at PAWS so we can make sure there are sufficient supplies on site for the clean up.
This event is co-sponsored by Seal Sitters, PAWS, and Alki Community Center.