Saturday, September 21, 2019: 10AM - 1PM - times may vary by project

Online registration will open in July for volunteers to sign up for a project.

We are now accepting projects to be included in this year's Beach & Riverside Cleanup.

Take Care of Your Community

Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers in September 2019 as we come together to preserve and maintain the health of our public beaches, neighborhoods, and natural areas, while cleaning up litter from source to sea! Choose from over 100 litter cleanup and restoration projects across Oregon, including 45 beach cleanup sites along the entire coast. This is a family friendly event, and SOLVE invites all Oregonians to participate.

Become a SOLVE Project Leader

Every successful project begins with a vision and effective planning. SOLVE equips Project Leaders with project planning assistance to assure that your event is the best it can be and will achieve your project goals. After you create a leader log-in and your project is approved, SOLVE will provide you with project resources, and a link to the electronic Project Handbook, a comprehensive, step-by-step planning guide to help you organize your community event.

Ready to get started?


If you've never led a SOLVE project before, start here:

If you're already in our system but still need to create a project for 2019:


Trash-Free Seas: Every Piece, Every Person

Started in 1984, the SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, an annual worldwide effort to keep our beaches and waterways clean and healthy. To learn more, check out the 2018 Cleanup Report. Every piece of trash you pick up will contribute to this important global effort. 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 at most cleanup sites. International Coastal Cleanup volunteers from around the world will be compiling data from their projects as well.

Be a Beach Captain!

Are you interested in helping support our volunteers by being a Beach Captain? If you are looking for a way to get more involved with SOLVE's beach cleanups we would love your help! Beach Captains support our Zone Captains by helping to hand out supplies and orientate volunteers. Follow the link below to learn more. Contact us if you are interested in learning which beaches need your help! Areas that need captains include Wi-Ne-Ma Wayside and Neskowin Trading Company.                       




Contact Program Coordinator Jon Schmidt at jon@solveoregon.org or 971-346-2703. 


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