Local citizens celebrate Earth Day at Peabody Creek
On Saturday, April 19th, 18 volunteers joined NOSC and Feiro Marine Life Center for a clean-up at Peabody Creek in Port Angeles. These volunteers, and hundreds more just like them, were part of Washington Coast Clean-up Day 2014 organized by Washington Coastsavers and supported by the Puget Sound Partnership. Nearly 900 people came out from 9am-noon to clean beaches and creeks all along the Strait of Juan de Fuca!
Peabody volunteers removed enough trash from the creek and surrounding forest to fill two full-size dumpsters, and filled five contractor bags with recyclables that were sorted by Coastsavers’ volunteers at the Landing Mall in downtown Port Angeles. The work party was a huge success. One volunteer reflected on previous work parties at Peabody and exclaimed: “We’re starting to make a difference here. It’s alot cleaner than it has been at past Earth Day events.”
That’s what we want to hear. Way to go everyone! Thank you all for doing something great for the Strait.