A dedicated group of volunteers come together every July 5th to bring the beauty and safety back to the beach at Birch Bay. This year was no exception. Despite the hot weather over 55 volunteers spent the morning helping to clean up Birch Bay. There were volunteers working from before 8 AM until 1PM to pick up 3.94 tons of trash.
Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management District (BBWARM), Whatcom Conservation District, Whatcom County Health Department, and the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce partner every year to coordinate supplies and refreshments for the volunteers who come to pick up the trash on the beach. However, many of the volunteers care so much about protecting the beach that they arrived before the event organizers arrived at 9AM. Though feelings are mixed about the 4th of July celebration, there was a sense of collaboration and community pride in working together to create a cleaner and healthier home for the wildlife and people of Birch Bay on July 5th.
Thank you to all the Watershed Watchers and other volunteers who came out to help clean up Birch Bay on the 5th! The wildlife and people of the area benefit from your hard work. Thank you to BBWARM for hosting the event with help from Whatcom County Public Works, the Whatcom Conservation District, Whatcom County Health Department, and the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce.