Beach cleanup Monday around PT

PORT TOWNSEND — A beach cleanup in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is open to everyone this Monday at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at Fort Worden State Park, 532 Battery Way.

Participants are encouraged to sign up at and, if they choose, pick up supplies at the museum building portico facing Fort Worden’s beach. Supplies and debris dropoff will be available there between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a fee-free day at Washington state parks, so beach cleanup enthusiasts can visit and park their vehicles without a Discover Pass at Old Fort Townsend and Fort Worden state parks.

Other Port Townsend beaches open for cleanup include North Beach County Park, Pope Marine Park downtown and the Boat Haven beach.

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center strives to keep this and all of its events safe. This means keeping cleanup groups to five or fewer people, maintaining a 6-foot distance from participants not in one’s group, and wearing face coverings for the duration of the event.

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