Oregon State Parks are faced with cleaning up debris from the Japanese tsunami, which happened a year ago last March. More than 1.5million tons of the more than 5 million tons washed into the ocean are floating across the Pacific and will wash up on our shores. Some has already hit, with more by October. Oregon parks have a limited budget for debris removal, but they will still have to clean up their parks. A huge dock is among the debris at Agate Beach. A contract will be let for its removal, but they may have to rely on volunteers to pick up much of it. Guidelines for people who find debris along the beach are at the state park website. Different items need to be reported or handled differently.
To see maps and photos, go to MailOnline. Last month a motorcycle washed up on shore in British Columbia! The owner was absolutely amazed.
If you are planning to stay in a state park along the coast in Oregon or even in Northern California or Washington in the next six months or so, be aware, there could be debris and some of it may be toxic. Check with the park before you travel there in your RV. Jaimie Hall Bruzenak