Seal Sitters

Sentinels of the Sound will clean up Alki Beach June 14

Seal Sitters and PAWS Wildlife Center are sponsoring an Alki Beach cleanup on June 14 this season. Just before they hit the beach to begin the cleanup members of the two groups will speak briefly at 9:30 about the dangers of marine debris to wildlife and the difficult rehab of harbor seal pups.

All marine life is endangered by marine debris and pollution. Many, many thousands of marine animals and sea birds die each year from derelict fishing gear, marine debris and pollution. They are entangled and drowned by nets and gear. Strangled and contaminated by plastics.

This year's beach cleanup events will once again be in honor of seal pup Sandy who was rescued from a West Seattle beach in August of 2011, rehabilitated at PAWS Wildlife Center, and then released back to the wild in January of 2012. Sandy was found dead 66 days later, entangled in derelict fishing gear. The cleanup is also in honor of the gray whale who died on an Arroyos beach with a stomach containing only human trash.

Event is co-sponsored by Seal Sitters with PAWS Wildlife Center and Alki Community Center. Please join us! Read more here (

When: Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:30am - 12:30 pm
Where: Alki Beach, West Seattle (assemble at Alki's Statue of Liberty plaza, 61st Ave SW and Alki Ave SW)
*Note: RSVP on SS website)
(please bring a pair of gloves if you can - while we will try to have enough materials on hand, we are expecting a large turnout)

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