Stewardship - Second Beach

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Stewardship - Second Beach

Provides an opportunity for Kitsap Scramble students to accomplish their stewardship requirement

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi

With low tide at just before 11AM,  arrive for check in around
9AM. Coast Savers scheduled the check in for volunteers between 7:30-12:30
at the Three Rivers Fire Station (near the Three Rivers Resort) between Forks and  La Push on Hwy 110. A CoastSavers representative will provide trash bags  
and basic information about the Cleanup and your beach.

Kitsap Scramble students have priority


Be prepared for hiking through damp forests on muddy trails before emerging onto the beaches. Be careful of unstable banks, steep slopes, or slippery surfaces. Watch out for beach logs, changing tides, and slippery rocks. Come prepared for any type of weather, rain or shine, warm or cold. Rain gear may be needed as well as sun protection. Water-resistant shoes and gloves are recommended.

Snacks and water are also recommended. A sharp knife, wire cutters, or hacksaws, can come in handy for cutting ropes buried in the sand. Once you’re on the beach, it’s simple: just collect debris items into the bag and then bring it all back to a designated drop-off location.

You’ll typically see everything from plastic water bottles and chunks of styrofoam to fishing nets, tires, ropes. Pick up only what you can carry back. Never leave any bagged trash on the beach. I suggest bringing your largest capacity backpack with bungee cords, line and carabiners to facilitate hauling out large volumes of trash.

Olympic National Park waives its campground and wilderness permit fees for those participating in the Washington Coast Cleanup on the Friday and Saturday of the cleanup weekend. You would need to stop by the WIC office in Port Angeles to pick up a backcountry permit.

I will be arriving between 8:30 and 9AM at the registration location (Three Rivers Fire Station) and will meet any Kitsap Mountaineers members who sign up. We will then carpool & hike out to Second Beach together. Expect to spend a few hours at the beach collecting trash and then an hour or more hiking out and disposing of the trash.

This activity awards the Stewardship Credit badge

Since this is a long drive for most, carpooling is encouraged

Badges

students will earn:

Route/Place

Washington CoastSavers Beach Cleanup



  • Green Trails Olympic Coast Beaches No. 99S

    Custom Correct North Olympic Coast

    Custom Correct South Olympic Coast
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

All proscribed equipment

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