Brookings Beach Cleanup

Join SOLVE and Oregon State Parks at the Brookings Rest Area from 10 AM – 1 PM for a beach cleanup! This event is part of the annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup and the International Coastal Cleanup, a world-wide effort to keep our beaches healthy and reduce the impacts to marine life. Dress for rain or shine and wear sturdy shoes. SOLVE will provide bags and gloves. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bucket/bag and water bottle to help reduce plastic waste. Don’t forget about the small stuff! The #1 items found on Oregon beaches are tiny bits of plastic and cigarette butts, which are harmful to shore birds and marine life. Bring an old colander to sift the sand for these items. Please remember our ocean shores can be dangerous. Avoid logs in the water and marine mammals, and never turn your back on the ocean! If you find any hazardous material, please alert your Beach Captain. Hauling, disposal and recycling services donated by Curry Transfer and Recycling.

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  • When

    Saturday, 09/23/2017
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM

  • Where

    Brookings Rest Area
    Rest Area across from Harris Beach State Park.

  • Directions

    Head to the Brookings Rest Area between milepost 355 and 356. From Hwy 101 take the right turn lane if driving northbound, and left turn lane if driving southbound. Drive through the rest area loop to the back side of loop, look for signs, dumpster and park staff.

  • Meeting Spot

    Brookings Rest Area. Drive through the rest area loop to the back side of loop, look for signs, dumpster and park staff. After registering, volunteers will fan out to cover beach cleanup at Crissey Field, McVay Rock, South Jetty, Mill Beach, Harris Beach, and Whales Head Picnic Area.

  • Safety issues

  • Minimum age

    No minimum age

  • If available please bring

    Work boots, gloves, water- due to some longer distance beaches.

  • Coordinator

    Jeff Gallemore

  • Registration Questions

    Kaleen Boyle
    503-844-9571 x332
    or 800-333-7658 x332