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Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Olympic National Park invites interested members of the public to join in a Lake Crescent East Beach Clean Up this Saturday, April 28.
The clean up begins at 10:00 a.m.; anyone interested in volunteering should check in with project coordinators at the East Beach parking lot. All ages are welcome, although some of the clean up activities may not appropriate for children under seven years. Volunteers should bring work gloves and wear old clothes they’re willing to get dirty. Visitors are also encouraged to bring lunches and make a day of helping clean up the Lake Crescent area.
Like much of the park, East Beach sustained winter storm damage including downed trees, broken picnic tables and damaged from high water. Volunteers are sought to help with a wide variety of tasks are available including removing downed trees, raking picnic areas and repairing visitor use areas.
“The East Beach day use area is a popular summer destination and a day of volunteer service will help get it ready for the season,” said Superintendent Bill Laitner. “We also know that many visitors are concerned about this winter’s storm damage – this is a great way for people to pitch in and help with the recovery.”
This is the first of many volunteer work days planned for summer months. There are also opportunities for groups to support storm damage clean up.
Anyone looking for more information about the East Beach Clean Up or other volunteer opportunities is encouraged to call the volunteer office at 360-565-3141 or contact volunteer coordinator Maggie Tyler by email at Maggie_Tyler@nps.gov.