Semiahmoo spit host to MLK Day beach cleanup

By Stefanie Donahue

Volunteers are invited to take part in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day beach cleanup along Semiahmoo spit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, January 16. Removal of trash and large debris will be the paramount objective.

Bellingham-based nonprofit RE Sources for Sustainable Communities as well as Washington Service Corps member and Western Washington University club, Students for the Salish Sea, have partnered to host the cleanup.

“Our beaches are crucial to supporting ocean health – they provide habitat for important wildlife that lives in the ocean and on land,” said Sarah Sasek, coordinator for Students for the Salish Sea in a statement.

All ages are invited to volunteer. Light snacks and equipment will be provided, however all are encouraged to bring outdoor work gloves and a five-gallon
plastic bucket.

Volunteers are asked to park in the public lot at Semiahmoo Park, located at 9261 Semiahmoo Parkway.

“Volunteer efforts to clean up our local beaches and waterways are opportunities to fulfill our sacred obligation to the Salish Sea and to our home,” Sasek said. “Everyone can engage in the movement for trash-free seas.”

Have any questions? Email Lindsey Gard, at lindseyg@re-sources.org.

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