PENINSULA — The spring beach cleanup is this Saturday, April 23, a day after Earth Day 2016.

There are no pre-meetings, agendas to follow or wrap-up meetings to attend, no reports to complete — come to any one of the seven major beach approaches on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. and pick up supplies from waiting volunteers.

After the cleanup, there will be a soup feed in Ocean Park Moose Lodge, 25915 U St., from about noon until the pots run dry. Participants will share information what was found.

Many sections of the beach are in need of “adoption.” Round up family or friends and make up a small group to tackle a section of beach each cleanup. Several long-term volunteers do a section on their own.

This is the 15th year of GrassRoots Garbage Gang efforts and the 501(c)3 non-profit organization is working on ensuring its long-term financial sustainability. “We strive for the day when we won’t have to jockey to have expenses covered by one government agency or another — based on their budgets and goals for that particular year,” organizer Shelly Pollock wrote earlier this month.

“Our heartfelt thanks for the continued support from the City of Long Beach, Marine Resource Committee, Washington State Department of Ecology, Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, NOAA, Washington State Parks, Surfside Homeowners Association and the many business and individual contributions. To all, we are forever grateful,” Pollock said.

For more information visit To adopt a beach, donate, or express interest in a key volunteer role, contact

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