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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

South Beach Cleanup

Long Beach, Washington – AmeriCorps Member Leanna Reuss, in coordination with the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA), is organizing a beach cleanup of the Grayland / South Beach area of Pacific County. This event will be on Saturday, April 20, 2013 and will start at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m.

Volunteers should approach the beach from Warrenton Cannery Road approach and may pick up a garbage bag at the check-in point as they approach the beach. Full garbage bags may be returned to a dumpster located at or near the check-in point. There will also be a limited number of trash grabbers available for volunteers who need them.

Parking is available off the Cranberry Beach Road in the state park for volunteers with Discovery Passes. The section of beach that will be cleaned is approximately 3.5 miles long and accessible from two approaches - Warrenton Cannery Road and Cranberry Beach Road. Volunteers from all over the area are encouraged to come enjoy a day at the beach and help keep Washington’s coastline clean.

If you want more information or would like to volunteer without cleaning the beach by helping sign others in you may contact Leanna Reuss at (360) 642-4482 or lreuss@co.pacific.wa.us.

Pacific County Preparedness Fair

South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) will be hosting the annual Pacific County Preparedness Fair at the Ilwaco High School Gym – Hilltop Campus on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
The Preparedness Fair activities are as follows:
10:00 am – Fair Opens
10:00 am – Disastrous Campout – Aaron Webster
11:00 am – Organizing Your Vital Documents – Senja Antilla
11:00 am – Hands-on Fire Suppression Training – Ilwaco Fire Department
12:00 pm – Poster Contest Winners Announced
1:00 pm – Tsunami Debris: Volunteering to Keep Pacific County Beaches Clean - Leanna Reuss
1:30 pm – Door Prize Winners Announced
2:00 pm – Fair Closes

Preparedness Fair exhibitors will range from a wide variety of industries and organizations that relate to personal, home, and business preparedness and safety.

The Ocean Beach Hospital will have their decontamination tent on display throughout the duration of the fair. Attendees will be able to walk through the tent and see the process it will take to decontaminate during a pandemic.

Aaron Webster, from Cape Disappointment State Park will set up a "disastrous campout" outside where he will demonstrate some of the right and wrong ways to build a shelter, make a fire, and survive in comfort.

A hands-on fire suppression tutorial will be facilitated by the Ilwaco Fire Department outside the Ilwaco High School at 11:00 am and will last the duration of the fair. Participants will have the opportunity to suppress a real fire with an extinguisher. Children are welcome to participate.

"Prepare to be a Hero" posters created by Naselle, Long Beach, and Ocean Park elementary school students will be on display at the fair. Contest winners will be announced and awarded at 12:00 p.m.

The Pacific County Preparedness Fair was inspired by the success of the annual preparedness fair held in Ocean Park and organized by community volunteer Jackie Sheldon. All Pacific County residents are encouraged to attend.

Individuals, businesses, groups, and organizations interested in participating as exhibitors or volunteers, may contact Kirsten Harvill at (360) 875-9409 or kharvill@co.pacific.wa.us.