Front Porch: Jetty Island Trash Bash Monday

  • Fri Aug 31st, 2012 7:25pm
  • News

Say goodbye to summer and show your appreciation of Jetty Island by helping at the annual Trash Bash from noon to 4 p.m. Monday.

The ferry to the manmade island in Port Gardner departs from the 10th Street boat launch at 10th and W. Marine View Drive.

At the Trash Bash Monday, Smokey Bear will be on hand to check on the progress. A local Scout troop color guard will lower the flags during the closing ceremony.

Report beach debris: The state has updated its marine debris website and is encouraging beachgoers to report potentially dangerous or tsunami-related debris this holiday weekend.

The website, at http://marinedebris.wa.gov has been updated with information on how to identify and report potentially dangerous items.

The number is 855-WACOAST (855-922-6278).

For example, oil and other potentially hazardous waste may be reported to National Response Center and the state Department of Ecology by calling the number and pressing 1; large floating items that might pose a hazard to boats may be reported by pressing 2.

Ocean beaches saw a spike in debris in June, and though there was a decline in July because of a warmer weather pattern, more is expected in the fall, according to the state.

Donate blankets: Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is seeking for new or slightly used twin blankets and towels for victims of domestic abuse and their children.

People can donate the items at the New and Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave. in Everett.

For more information, call Stephanie Civey at 425-259-2827, ext. 13, or email stephanie@dvs-snoco.org.