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July Fourth fireworks leave environmental mess for Whatcom shoreline residents 

With tons of trash picked up post-holiday, the message is ‘pack it in, pack it out’

Fireworks debris is strewn across the waterfront at Birch Bay after a night of Fourth of July festivities. (Photo courtesy of Doralee Booth)
By Ben Long Science Reporter
Every year, hordes of people flock to the public beaches of Birch and Lummi bays to hold their Fourt
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