SOLVE Beach Cleanup
Each spring and fall, local and visiting volunteers from all walks of life, united by their love of the Oregon Coast, join forces in places like Cannon Beach to rid the beaches of debris deposited by storms or left behind by careless beachgoers. In a monumental effort to keep Oregon’s beaches beautiful, a twice-annual clean-up began over 30 years ago, and the tradition has gained momentum in recent years. On average, 6500 volunteers pick up over 50 tons of litter and marine debris through these efforts each year.
For the first time, SOLVE will be combining the Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup and SOLVE IT for Earth Day events! Both spring events are a massive part of SOLVE’s history, with the Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup starting in 1986 and SOLVE IT kicking off in 1990 as part of Earth Day. They are excited to combine the impact of both legacy events into one large statewide event that encompasses coastwide beach cleanups, litter cleanups, and restoration events across Oregon.
The newly named Oregon Spring Cleanup, presented by Portland General Electric, will take place on Saturday, April 17, in honor of Earth Day. They hope you will continue celebrating the Oregon tradition of volunteering every spring to help care for the state we love so much! Check out the new event page to find an existing project to join or create your project in your community. Join the Cannon Beach Cleanup.
Volunteers should plan for all kinds of weather and wear clothing appropriate for getting dirty. SOLVE provides supplies, including bags, gloves, tools, and other items necessary for the project. However, volunteers are welcome to bring reusable bags, buckets, and gloves instead of the provided items to make the event more sustainable. Participants are also encouraged to bring their reusable water bottles.
For more information, visit www.solveoregon.org.