The Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association, hosted and coordinated their 46th Annual Beach Cleanup, known as Operation Shore Patrol, on September 16 and 17th, 2017. This is a volunteer effort that cleans over 60 miles of the Washington Coastline, from Ocean Shores and Westport to the Long Beach Peninsula. The Beach Cleanup began in 1971 and has been a club project that included a few 4 wheelers. It has expanded to include three regions of the Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association. Joining the 4-wheelers are many organizations such as Good Sams, Telephone Pioneers, Tribal Nations, Scouts, youth groups and schools. Many interested individuals and businesses also join the effort. Participants come from Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Yelm, Yakima, St Helens, Vancouver, Burbank, Roy and Gladstone. They traveled a total of 4,688 miles to assist with this effort.
The Trailbreakers, Inc., a Longview 4 Wheel Drive Club, collected door prizes in Chinook, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Seaview and llwaco. We wish to thank the following establishments for their generous contributions: Adelaides, Benson’s, Candy Man, Capt. Bob’s Chowder House, Castaways, Chen’s, Chinook Observer, Cottage Bakery, Donnis Company, Doc’s Tavern, Driftwood RV Park, Fun Land, Hungry Harbor, Galletti’s, Jack’s, Fun Beach Speedway, Long Beach Tavern, Loose Caboose, The Lost Roo, Marsh’s, Mostly Hats, NAPA Car Parts, NIVA, Olde Towne Trading Post, Pioneer Market, Port Side Restaurant, Road House Restaurant, Salts, Scoopers, Sid’s, Streetside Taco, The Bead Shop, The Corral and the World Wind of Kites. Without the generosity of these merchants the volunteers would receive a “Thank you” for a job well done and that is all.
The Pacific Northwest will again host the next Beach Cleanup on Sept. 15 and Sept. 16, 2018.
The Trailbreakers, Inc.