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Clean Port Townsend Beach, Get Free Beer

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(CBS Seattle) — Volunteers who help clean up areas along the coast in Port Townsend will be rewarded with free beer this weekend.

According to the Peninsula Daily News, The Port Townsend Marine Science Center and the Pourhouse are joining forces for the Beach Cleanup for Beer event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pourhouse.

Volunteers are assigned a local beach to which they gather materials, collect trash and record data to track what types of garbage is removed from the beaches.

In 2012, more than 500,000 volunteers picked up 10 million pounds of trash as part of a coordinated international cleanup event. According to the Daily News’ report, 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.

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