Report illegal dumping on the Long Beach Peninsula? Call Pacific County at 360-642-9356 to arrange to have large items picked up.

Report live marine mammals on the beach: NMFS, Protected Resources Division, Marine Mammal Stranding coordinator: 206.526.6733 or or in Portland.

Wildlife Center of the North Coast – Report injured, orphaned, or sick wildlife in need?  Give us a call at the number above and we’ll do our best to help.  If we don’t answer, please leave a message and we’ll return your call as soon as possible.

Washington CoastSavers is an alliance of partners and volunteers dedicated to keeping the state’s beaches clean of marine debris through coordinated beach cleanups, education, and prevention.

The Surfrider Foundation
is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide including four in Washington state and three in Oregon.

Vehicle Recycling an Eco-Friendly Alternative
Most of us have heard the kitschy “recycle, reuse, reduce” campaign song from the early 90s, have scrolled Facebook or flipped on the TV to see something about climate change, and probably have even seen the Yipster kid at the local grocer in a Save the World T with recycling insignia on the back—anyone not living under a rock knows it’s a good idea to recycle.

Outdoorsy’s Guide to Environmental Conservation
Our planet can provide us with the three essentials that we need in life – food, water, and shelter. When you are the outdoorsy type, you know how to make the best use of your available resources. The overall goal is to conserve the environment, making it more sustainable to last future generations. The umbrella term that we use to describe the planetary rescue efforts is environmental conservation. 

Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation
This site was developed to provide information and increase knowledge about the Santa Monica Bay. It contains information about the Bay and its habitats, its history and uses, and the effects humans have had on its waters. Plus information on how people can help restore the bay.

Earth Echo International
The mission of EarthEcho International is to accomplish a measurable reduction in the damage to and loss of natural resources and habitat among the world’s oceans. In the words of the mission statement, “To inspire a sense of stewardship for our planet and create an environmentally sustainable future.”

Washington State’s Litter Program
On this website you will find information about litter laws, various litter cleanup programs, cleanup statistics, links to litter-related publications, and information about the Litter and it Will Hurt prevention campaign. Hopefully, you will find something to inspire you to help reach Washington’s zero litter goal!


For more information, visit these educational and governmental websites.


Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

International Nitrogen Initiative

Sea Around Us Project

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment


Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program

The Marine Mammal Center

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Red Tide and Harmful Algae Blooms

NOAA’s National Ocean Service: Harmful Algal Blooms


Solutions to Avoid Red Tide

Mote Marine Laboratory

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Red Tide Toxins, Health Effects and Exposure Study


NOAA’s Marine Debris Program

Algalita Marine Research Foundation