On the road travel tip for Dec. 31

Beach cleanup and crab feed

What: The Long Beach Peninsula will be the location for two events, a beach cleanup and the Ilwaco Sports Boosters’ annual crab feed fundraiser. Volunteers can spend the morning cleaning a favorite beach, and then end the day with a crab dinner.

When: The cleanup starts at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16, and will end about 11:30 a.m. to noon. The crab feed is noon-8 p.m. that day.

Where: Long Beach Peninsula; the crab feed is at the Long Beach Elks, 110 Pacific Highway N., Long Beach.

Beach cleanup: The Grass Roots Garbage Gang leads this annual effort at removing trash and debris from beaches along the 28-mile peninsula. The group holds three cleanups a year and has removed more than 235 tons of material since 2002. The event typically attracts 200-450 volunteers. Look for cleanup coordinators stationed at beach approaches. They will supply garbage bags and information on post-cleanup soup lunches.

Crab feed: Proceeds from the event will support Ilwaco High School athletics. The menu includes crab, cole slaw and garlic bread. Hot dogs will be available for children.

Admission: There is no charge to help with the cleanup. Ticket prices for the crab feed will depend on the cost of crab.

Information: ourbeach.org, longbeachelks.org.

Jeffrey P. Mayor,

jeff. mayor@thenewstribune.com