SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup

Presented by the Oregon Lottery | September 29, 2018

Thank You 2017 Volunteers!

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Take Care of Your Community

Join thousands of volunteers in September as we support the health of our public beaches, neighborhoods, and natural areas, and clean up litter from source to sea! 

Part of the International Coastal Cleanup and the National Public Lands Day, the SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup has been an Oregon tradition since 1984. 


Apply to Lead a Project!

Do you see a need in your community? SOLVE would be happy to support your litter cleanup, invasive removal, or native planting project with volunteer recruitment, free supplies, and project assistance. Project applications for the Beach & Riverside Cleanup with be available in May 2018. Contact Joy Hawkins,, if you would like to discuss ideas or have questions!


Volunteer for a Project

General volunteer registration will open in late July. There will be over 100 litter cleanups and restoration projects to choose from across Oregon, including 45 beach cleanup sites scattered along the entire Oregon coast. This is a family friendly event (note that some sites may have a minimum age restriction). Businesses, church groups, students, families, and individuals have all participated in Beach & Riverside Cleanup events.  


Trash Free Seas: Every Piece, Every Person









The SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup is part of an annual worldwide effort to keep our beaches and waterways clean and healthy and reduce the impacts of litter on marine life. In 2016, the 30th annual International Coastal Cleanup mobilized over half a million volunteers in 112 countries to collect more than 18 millions pounds of trash along beaches and inland waterways. See the resulting Trash Index.

Become a litter scientist! Download the Clean Swell app and help us track litter data during SOLVE litter cleanup events. You can also use a paper data card, which will be available during the Beach & Riverside Cleanup. Check out our historic data and Oregon's Most Common Litter!

SOLVE extends its thanks to the Local Coast Haulers

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Joy Hawkins
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a Project Leader or Beach Captain?
These links include the resources you need to develop a successful project!


Are you a Volunteer/Business Group?
These resources will help you plan for the event.


Need Community Service Hours?
Bring the following forms to the event.


2017 Beach & Riverside Cleanup 
Final Report