Port Angeles cleanup prompted by needle poke

PORT ANGELES — A cleanup of central Port Angeles is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, starting at the parking lot of the Clallam County Courthouse.

Reagan Mead, who is organizing the event, is encouraging people to show up and help clean. She said people will split into groups of at least two and walk to areas such as the City Pier, the Waterfront Trail and downtown.

She said the idea came after a child was poked by a dirty needle at the Dream Playground in May.

“After I heard about a few children, one local to Port Angeles, that had been poked by dirty needles, my heart broke,” she said. “I have two young children of my own and I just had to take some kind of action.”

Mead wants people who help to be aware that they will likely be handling drug paraphernalia and used syringes. She recommends jeans and closed-toe shoes. Gloves will be available, but people are encouraged to bring their own.

“My goal with this cleanup is to not only clean up, but to bring awareness and solution to this issue,” she said.


Reporter Jesse Major can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at [email protected] dailynews.com.

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