This in from Washington State Parks:

Earth Day opportunities: Volunteers needed
for huge coastal cleanup and April state park cleanup days

OLYMPIA – March 22, 2010 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation
> Commission is putting out a call to volunteers to hit the beaches
> for a huge beach cleanup effort on April 18, the day Gov. Christine
> Gregoire has proclaimed “Washington Coast Cleanup Day.” In addition,
> state park rangers at more than a dozen parks need volunteers to
> help with Community Partnership Month park cleanup events throughout
> April, to get ready for the spring and summer camping season.
>
> Both the coastal cleanup and community partnership month efforts are
> in conjunction with Earth Day.
>
> Coastal cleanup
> The Commission is one of eight founding members in the sponsoring
> organization, the Washington Clean Coast Alliance. The CoastSavers
> program of the Alliance organizes a huge coastal cleanup each year
> around Earth Day. Last year, more than 1,100 volunteers removed 22
> tons of marine debris from Washington’s Pacific beaches. Other
> members of the Alliance are the Grass Roots Garbage Gang, the
> Northwest Four-Wheel Drive Association, Discover Your Northwest,
> Lions Club International, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary,
> Olympic National Park and the Surfrider Foundation.
>
> “Marine debris is a serious threat to our ecosystems and our
> enjoyment of the coast,” said Rex Derr, State Parks director.
> “Garbage and debris harms coastal vegetation, wildlife and marine
> organisms and mars the beauty of our coastline. It is sincerely
> heartening to see the hundreds of people who come out for the
> cleanup and phenomenal to see the amount of debris they take off the
> beaches.”
>
> Volunteers of all abilities are needed. If you can hold a bag, you
> can help. While some people carry garbage bags to roadside
> dumpsters, others simply fill the bags so that four-wheel drive
> vehicles can pick them up along the beach. Volunteers can learn more
> and sign up on the CoastSavers Web site, www.coastsavers.org/washington
> . Rangers at oceanside state and national parks also are signing up
> volunteers for the cleanup day.
>
> Park Cleanup Days: Community Partnership Month
> In addition to the coastal cleanup day, the Washington State Parks
> and Recreation Commission is celebrating Earth Day with volunteer
> projects in state parks to prepare for the upcoming camping season.
> Volunteers who want to help out in a park are asked to call the park
> staff listed on the event list below:
>
> Community Partnership Events – 2010
> Park
> Date of Event
> Ranger
> Phone
> 1.Pearrygin Lake
> April 17
> David McWalter
> (509) 996-2370
> 2. Fort Worden
> Every Sat./Sun. in April
> Steve Shively
> (360) 344-4439
> 3. Fort Casey
> April 3
> Dana Luvera
> (360) 678-4519
> 4. Fort Flagler
> April 22 & 24
> Mike Zimmerman
> (360) 385-1259 or
> (360) 385-3701
> 5. Belfair
> April 3
> Joel Pillars
> (360) 275-0668
> 6. Penrose Point
> April 17
> Janet Shonk
> (253) 884-2514
> 7. Lake Wenatchee
> April 24
> Michelle Tiegel
> (509) 763-3101
> 8. Alta Lake
> April 10
> Morris Shook
> (509) 923-2473
> 9. Twanoh
> April 10
> Stacy Czebotar
> (360) 275-2222
> 10. Saint Edward
> April 17
> Dennis Hill
> (206) 853-4104
> 11. Fort Ebey
> April 3 and 17
> Aaron Terada
> (360) 678-4636
> 12. Moran
> April 3
> Kinnan Murray
> (360) 376-2326
> 13. Blake Island
> April 3 and 10
> Paul Ruppert
> (360) 731-8330
> 14. Lewis & Clark
> April 17
> John Lipparelli
> (360) 864-2643
> 15. Ocean City
> April 17
> Darrel Hopkins
> (360) 289-3553
> 16. Twin Harbors
> April 17
> Brad Staab
> (360) 268-9717
> 17. Cape Disappointment
> April 17
> Joe Moses
> (360) 642-3078
> 18. Seaquest
> April 27
> Tom Fisher
> (360) 274-8633
> 19. Bridle Trail
> April 17
> Jim Erckmann
> (425) 827-6595
> 20. Millersylvania
> April 17 and 18
> Don Hall
> (360) 753-1519
> 21. Kanaskat-Palmer
> April 17
> Davida Hendrickson
> (253) 735-8839 or (360) 886-0148
> 22. Deception Pass
> Dates vary
> Jason Stapert
> (360) 675-3767
> 23. Kopachuck
> April 24
> Matt Smith
> (253) 265-3606
>
>
> The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission thanks the
> public for supporting state parks. Donations made to State Parks
> through the vehicle license tab renewal program will keep state
> parks open in the 2009-2011 budget cycle, provided adequate revenues
> are collected. The Commission manages a diverse system of more than
> 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance
> trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 97-year-old park
> system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.

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