Crandall Spit Cleanup

Betty Carteret (in pink) places a plastic fragment in its place Tuesday while helping to categorize trash collected at Crandall Spit. Eleanor Hines (left) of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities looks on.

PADILLA BAY — Bent, broken, twisted and discolored items collected from the beach at Crandall Spit were laid out on a table Tuesday at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Items that could have come from a summer picnic — plastic water bottles, glass beer bottles, a Doritos bag, granola bar wrapper and the plastic handle of a kitchen knife — were among dozens of items and fragments of items recovered from the beach Monday.

— Reporter Kimberly Cauvel: 360-416-2199,, Twitter: @Kimberly_SVH,

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