July 5 cleanup organized in Birch Bay


The annual post Fourth of July fireworks cleanup in Birch Bay will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, July 5 along the shoreline.

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with government organizations, will host the cleanup. Whatcom Conservation District and Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District will provide garbage bags, buckets, grabbers and other supplies at 7930 Birch Bay Drive, near the Birch Bay Beach Park. Snacks will also be provided.

The Birch Bay cleanup has disposed of 70,900 pounds of trash over the past eight years, 11,000 of which were in 2023.

The chamber asks that volunteers place garbage bags close to the road, adding that bags on the berm are difficult to be collected.

The group encourages people who plan to clean up the beach individually to sign up on its website so the organization can track its numbers and help with grant funding.

The cleanup is jointly organized by the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce, Whatcom Conservation District, Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management District, Whatcom County Health and Community Services, and Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2.

To register or for more information, visit bit.ly/3ztIfDu.


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