Crescent Beach is a 3/4 mile long public beach located just to the east of Eastsound Village on Orcas Island. The beach has stunning views out across the bay and is important nearshore habitat for marine species and birds. Sections of the beach and adjacent wetland system are protected by the Landbank and San Juan Preservation Trust. The Landbank highlights the Crescent Beach Preserve as “a gem for marine study and public enjoyment”.

What do you do with what you collect?

Once you have cleaned your beach simply come back and report your effort, this will allow us to track how much litter is collected from our beaches.

Bags of collected litter? Please take them into your island’s solid waste station, and explain to the station’s clerk it is “public litter,” the general location name it came from, and don’t forget to report your effort and the amount you collected here. Litter from Shaw or outer islands? Please email

Large debris/dumped items? Please only lift what you can safely lift and getting help is always good. If you have any doubt or inability to safely lift larger items, we ask that you do not, and instead email us at

current stewards

Janet Alderton
Pete Moe
Laflin and Johnston's 3rd/4th Grade Class