Last year on July 5, volunteers collected 2.7 tons of garbage from the Birch Bay area. That was enough to fill a 30-yard-long garbage bin nearly to the top. For comparison, school buses are between 35 and 40 feet long.
Welcome to the Lighthouse, the official blog of The Northern Light newspaper. The Lighthouse is the place for some breaking news, previews of upcoming articles, smaller news items and some tidbits of local information that might not make it into the print edition of The Northern Light.
The Northern Light reporter Steve Guntli will be the main contributor to The Lighthouse, but other staff from The Northern Light may add items from time to time.
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