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Help beautify Sinclair Inlet

The shoreline along Silverdale
The shoreline along Silverdale's Waterfont Park
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Kitsap County residents are invited to join other community members in an effort to clean up the shorelines of Sinclair Inlet. The official clean up will take place this Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Areas that will be covered include the Bremerton shoreline from the Marina to the Manette Bridge, Manette from the Boat Shed Restaurant to Bachman Park, Silverdale Waterfront Park and Port Orhard's Annapolis Pier.

"Participants will see first-hand the negative effects that litter can have on our economy, wildlife, and recreational pursuits," the county said in a press release. "Our region relies on tourism and recreation, but who wants to fish, boat, swim, or sight-see while surrounded by trash? Wildlife can be harmed by mistaking litter for food or becoming entangled in rope or plastic bags."

Trash litters the beach near the mouth of Clear Creek in SilverdaleVolunteers for Port Orchard should meet at the pier Saturday morning. John Denis can be contacted with questions at denis_jk@yahoo.com or (360) 871-2571.

Volunteers for all Bremerton locations should meet on the waterfront at the end of 2nd Street. Parking is available for free under the Hampton Inn. Renee Johnson can be contacted with questions at rkjohnso@co.kitsap.wa.us or (360) 337-7224.

Volunteers for Silverdale should meet at Waterfront Park. Renee Johnson can be contacted with questions at rkjohnso@co.kitsap.wa.us or (360) 337-7224.

Event sponsors include: Blue Sky Printing, City of Bremerton, Kitsap County Public Works, Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management, Kitsap Trees and Shoreline Association, National Park Service, Still Hope Productions, Inc., Washington Sea Grant, Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State University Kitsap Extension, and Waste Management.

 

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