2013 cleanups: Jan 19 – April 20 - July 5th
The Long Beach Peninsula, on Washington’s southernmost coast, boasts 28 miles of sandy Pacific Ocean beach. Like beaches everywhere, it sees a tremendous amount of humanity’s garbage being tossed or washed ashore.
In 2001, a group of local residents and concerned visitors began an all-volunteer effort to tackle the garbage along these beaches.
The original group called itself the GrassRoots Garbage Gang because that’s what it was, a very grassroots group of folks who were distressed by the trash on the beaches. Since that time, the effort has mushroomed, with volunteers coming from all over the state to help out at one or all three of the annual cleanups.
The GrassRoots Garbage Gang is a Washington State Not-for-Profit organization and is awaiting its federal 501©3 non-profit tax status.