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Clean Port Townsend beach, get free beer

Clean Port Townsend beach, get free beer
Fort Worden beach (Wikimedia Commons photo by Benjamin Cody)
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PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - Help clean a beach, get a free beer.

That's the deal for volunteers Saturday at the Pourhouse craft beer taproom in Port Townsend.

The Peninsula Daily News reports volunteers have to register with the Marine Science Center in the parking lot. They'll be assigned to a beach and asked to record what kind of trash is collected. The information will be compiled as part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup Day.

Volunteers who bring the trash and information back to the Pourhouse will get one free beer.

In 2012, more than 500,000 volunteers picked up 10 million pounds of trash during the international cleanup.

Some of the items found were 2,117,931 cigarettes and cigarette filters; 1,065,171 plastic beverage bottles; 1,019,902 plastic bags; 958,893 caps and lids; 692,767 cups, plates, forks, knives and spoons; 611,048 straws; 521,730 glass beverage bottles; 4,159 candles; 236 toothbrushes; 117 mattresses; and 40 lottery tickets.

The Marine Science Center is on the beach at Fort Worden State Park.

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