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Volunteer clean-up celebrates Earth Day

Cleaning the planet can be as simple – and rewarding – as a walk on the beach.

That was proved Thursday south of La Conner when Kelly Harper of Balance Point Physical Therapy led a dozen volunteers on an Earth Day clean-up project between Conner Waterfront Park and the McGlinn Island sandspit, a route that has become a favorite among local hikers.

“I don’t know if we’ll get a lot of garbage,” she said as the group set off, “but we’ll have a great nature hike and it will be a perfect way to celebrate Earth Day.”

Sure enough, the group enjoyed keeping their eyes peeled for spring wil...


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