Volunteers help clean Birch Bay beaches after July 4

Published on Wed, Jul 20, 2011 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Kathy Berg, the co-chair of the Birch Bay Steering Committee, just sent out an email with some information on the beach cleanup effort undertaken on July 5, after the Independence Day festivities. She said volunteers and other workers removed nearly 2.76 tons of firework and other debris from the beaches of Birch Bay.

The refuse filled a 30-yard-long garbage bin nearly to the top. More than 20 volunteers plus a women’s work crew from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office spent most of the day returning the beaches to their pre-Fourth-of-July state.

The Whatcom County Solid Waste Division paid for the garbage bin, which was provided by Sanitary Services Company, the garbage service provider for most of Whatcom County.


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