On Saturday, April 20, volunteers from near and far will converge on the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to celebrate Earth Day weekend. After checking in, many will spread out to area beaches at Fort Worden State Park, Fort Flagler State Park, Fort Townsend State Park, Chetzemoka Park and North Beach to pick up trash and debris. Others will be honoring Citizen Science Day, officially one week earlier on April 13, with a BioBlitz at Fort Worden.
Registration will be from 9:30am -1:30pm at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Natural History Exhibit Building.
The Port Townsend Food Coop will provide $5 gift cards, to be used the same day, for all registered volunteers.
The beach clean-up is part of Washington CoastSavers’ annual effort to remove debris from state beaches. Participants in the Bioblitz will use the free iNaturalist app to make observations of every living species that can be found at Fort Worden in a single day. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
More information, including participant pre-registration is available at http://www.coastsavers.org/index.php/washington-coast-cleanup/fort-worden/