Public works cleans 2 tons of trash from Marine Park
The city of Blaine’s public works department cleaned up about two tons of trash, mostly rusted metal, at Marine Park on March 11. The site, a former landfill, was eroded and trash was exposed following storms and king tides in January. City manager Michael Jones told city council March 8 that the park will not be immediately cleaned up due to the tight 2021-22 budget. Public works is spending $15,000 of its parks maintenance budget on preliminary permitting and engineering work. The department will also do basic beach clean up to prepare the area for reconstruction.