The South Sound beach cleanup Thursday netted 84 cubic yards of debris, enough to fill more than eight dump trucks, according to a preliminary tally from the event's sponsor, the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association.
About 9.5 percent of the debris was related to shellfish farming in South Sound. The bulk of the overall volume was plastic foam and tires.
More than 127 volunteers participated in the event, covering more than 160 miles of beach. That’s nearly three times the area covered when the twice-annual event started in 2005, Eld Inlet shellfish grower Linda Lentz said.