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Adopt-A-Beach

Make a meaningful difference along Oregon's shorelines.

Adopting a beach is simple. It only takes one person to get things started. Fishing or boating clubs, businesses, schools, community organizations, or any environmentally concerned citizen can Adopt-A-Beach.

Participants commit to taking care of their favorite stretch of beach for 2-years by removing litter and marine debris. Every volunteer cleanup, no matter how large or small, makes a big difference!

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2024 Beach Adopters

What We Provide

A "how-to" guide on project planning and safety tips

Support in connecting with the land manager of

your beach

Funds for project expenses

Sample news releases and suggestions on how to attract media coverage

Certificate of adoption and recognition on the SOLVE website

Guidance on trash disposal options

Assistance in recruiting volunteers for cleanups and plant removals

Project supplies shipped to you or available for pick-up at the SOLVE office in Portland

Connection to a vibrant network of fellow adopters 

Turn the Tide on Trash

Marine debris is litter that has been released by humans into the ocean. It comes in many forms, such as plastic bags to abandon fishing gear and cigarettes. No matter what the debris, it threatens the health and safety of Oregon’s public beaches, wildlife, and coastal communities.

Solutions to this problem start locally. Adopt-A-Beach and help steward the future.  

2024 Beach Adopters

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