SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup

Presented by the Oregon Lottery | September 23, 2017


Submit your Project Application

Deadline extended to July 15!

Do you have an idea for a litter cleanup, invasive removal or native planting project in your local natural area, historic cemetery, or neighborhood?

SOLVE would love to support your project(s) this September with free supplies, volunteer recruitment and more as part of the annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup. An Oregon tradition since 1984, more than 5,000 volunteers come out across the state each year for this event. 

Project leaders are eligible to receive:

  • Project planning assistance from SOLVE staff

  • Volunteer coordinator training

  • Step-by-step project planning guide

  • Event flyers and pre-event publicity

  • Assistance with volunteer recruitment, online registration and safety waivers

  • Free cleanup supplies

  • Limited number of small $100 grants available for project materials

The project application deadline has been extended to July 15! Contact Joy Hawkins, SOLVE Program Coordinator, if you have questions or would like to discuss project ideas -, 503-844-9571 x317.


Calling All Historic Cemetery Leaders!

SOLVE is partnering with the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to incorporate cemetery cleanup into the annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup. Submit your application today to be a part of this statewide day of action!


Volunteer in Your Community

Join thousands of volunteers on September 23 as we take care of Oregon's neighborhoods, parks, historic cemeteries, and natural areas! It's an easy, fun way to get outside, meet your neighbors, and make a difference for Oregon. Choose from over 120 litter cleanup, invasive plant removal, or planting projects across the state, including 45 beach cleanups coastwide.

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

Volunteer registration will open on July 24! If you have any questions before registration opens, contact, 503-844-9571 x332.

SOLVE extends its thanks to the Local Coast Haulers

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Joy Hawkins
Program Coordinator                          503-844-9571 x317

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.


2016 Beach & Riverside Cleanup 
Final Report

Beach and Riverside Cleanup Sponsors

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