Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:13+
Gearhart Beach Cleanup
Join SOLVE and Oregon State Parks in Gearhart for a beach cleanup from 10 AM – 1 PM! This event is part of the annual Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup, presented by AAA Oregon, a statewide effort to keep our beaches free of harmful litter.
Help us protect marine life and maintain the beauty of our coast. Be prepared by dressing for any weather and wear sturdy shoes. SOLVE will provide bags and gloves. However, you are encouraged to bring your own reusable bucket/bag, gloves, and water bottle to help reduce plastic waste. Don’t forget about the small stuff! The most commonly found items of trash found on Oregon beaches are tiny bits of plastic and cigarette butts, which can be harmful to shore birds and marine life. Bring an old colander to sift the sand for these items. This beach cleanup is family-friendly, and volunteers of all ages will find the event fun and rewarding.
Remember our ocean shores can be dangerous. Avoid logs in the water. Keep your distance from marine mammals, and never turn your back on the ocean! Please keep dogs on a leash and steer clear of roped off Snowy Plover nesting areas. If you find any hazardous material, please alert your Beach Captain. And remember, it’s more fun to work as part of a team. Bring a buddy, stay safe and have fun!
Hauling and disposal services donated by Recology Western Oregon.
Are you a AAA member? Click here to see a list of businesses in the area offering discounts to SOLVE volunteers. Make sure to show your AAA card and mention that you participated in the SOLVE beach cleanup!
Meet at the Gearhart Beach access off 10th St.
Heading North on Hwy 101, take a left at stoplight on Pacific Way in Gearhart. Right at stop sign on Marion Ave. Left on 10th Street to beach access. There is limited paved parking, with additional parking on the beach recommended for hardy vehicles only (ie vehicles that won't get stuck on packed sand).
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/s7UCiTsPbPC2
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