Sound Water Stewards of Island County, WA
Working for a healthy, sustainable Salish Sea marine environment
ALL members are welcome on this Field Trip.
SWS Onsite Contact: Look for Kelli Jo Reinke, 425-760-4290, and Kacie Dominici, 360-213-7590
Trip Description: Help clean up a local beach! Participate in a community litter program at a local beach on Whidbey Island led by WSU Extension Community Litter Cleanup Program. The views are always spectacular! Gloves, pickers, and bags will be provided to help with the task. You are also welcome to bring your own bag or bucket to pick up litter. Please dress for the weather and bring plenty of fluids to drink. There are restrooms on-site at the park.
You will have a chance to participate in NOAAs Marine Debris Survey program. Kacie will provide guidance and directions. The types of plastics found on the beach are monitored, along with the location. The data is uploaded to NOAA’s website.
If you are avidly devoted to cleaning up the environment and often go out on your own, please ask Kacie about the “Purple Card” program to cover your costs of disposal of litter you collect.
Trip Location: Windjammer Park, 1600 SW Beeksma Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, GTWE #14 (map below). Meet Kacie in the parking lot to sign in. Look for a blue PU truck with the WSU logo and a canopy on the back.
Guide: Kacie Dominici, Class of 2023, has worked for WSU Extension Island County as the CLCP Program Coordinator since June 2022. Her motivation to help maintain our beautiful beaches comes from extensive research and collaboration with several tribal nations. Kacie says, “There is no environment like the Pacific Northwest, and I am committed to ensuring that generations will enjoy it.”
PDF to print, fold and hand out to inquiring public – also short answers to “what are you doing?”
Below: pictures of over 300 shotgun wads picked up by Kacie’s volunteers in 2 hours in April 2023.