The Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association, hosted and coordinated their 47th Annual Beach Cleanup, known as Operation Shore Patrol, on Sept. 15 and 16, 2018. 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 Ilwaco. We wish to thank the following establishments for their generous contributions: Jack’s Country Store, Doc’s Tavern, Berry Patch, Adelaide’s, Corral Drive In, The Bead Store, Chen’s, Scoopers, Cottage Bakery, Arcade Funland, Taquerie Jalapeno, Sportsman Cannery, Sea Breeze Charters, Salt, Olde Town Trading Post, Chico’s Pizza, Loose Caboose, NAPA Auto Parts, World Kite Museum, Streetside Taco, Wind World Kites, Candy Man, Niva, Chowder Bob’s, Marsh’s, LBT, Hungry Harbor, Mostly Hats, Malai Thai, Galletti’s, Benson’s, Chinook Observer, Oman’s, The Lost Roo. Without the generosity of these merchants, the volunteers would a “Thank you” for a job well done and that is all.
The Pacific Northwest will again host the next Beach Cleanup on the 21st and 22nd of September, 2019.
The Trailbreakers, Inc.