Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:13+
Gearhart Beach Cleanup
Join SOLVE and Oregon State Parks at the Gearhart Beach Approach on 10th St from 10 AM – 1 PM! Note that 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).
This event is part of the annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, and the International Coastal Cleanup, a world-wide effort to keep our beaches healthy. Help us protect marine life and maintain the beauty of our coast. Be prepared by dressing for any weather and wearing sturdy shoes. You are encouraged to bring your own reusable bucket/bag, gloves, and water bottle to help reduce plastic waste. If you happen to forget, SOLVE will provide bags and gloves. 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.
Please remember our ocean shores can be dangerous. Avoid logs in the water and marine mammals, and never turn your back on the ocean! Please keep dogs on a leash. If you find any hazardous material, please alert your Beach Captain.
Hauling, disposal and recycling services donated by Recology Western Oregon.
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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