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Turn the Tide. Adopt a Beach!

Adopting a beach is simple. It only takes one person to get things started. Every cleanup, no matter how large or small, makes a big difference toward the health of our public beaches! 

 

Current Oregon Adopt-A-Beach Coordinators and Groups

 

Ready to adopt your favorite beach? Check out the process below to get started.

 

Oregon Adopt-A-Beach Process:

1. There are dozens of beaches available! Find a beach that needs your help. The average commitment is for 2 years, but many volunteers continue to steward their beach beyond that! Clean up on your own, with your family, or have a community event – whenever and however you want.

2. Register for an account with SOLVE. Once you are logged in, you will see a form in the section below with a few short questions that will help us get you started. 

3. Once approved, you'll receive a certificate of your adoption and be featured on the SOLVE website.

4. With your SOLVE account, you will now be able to order free cleanup supplies, apply for $50 grants to cover additional project expenses, access free training resources, and receive project support through our Partner Portal. 

 

If you have questions, please fill out our Contact Us Form

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Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Personal Information

This can be your individual name or group affiliation.

There are no minimum or maximum time committments.

There are no minimum or maximum time committments.

Tell Us About the Beach You Would Like to Adopt:

If Known

The county where the beach is located

SOLVE's guidelines for participation highlight the importance of mutual respect and safety for one another and the environment. By participating with SOLVE as an event leader and adopter, you acknowledge and agree to follow the guidelines as you represent SOLVE as an organization. 

  1. Respect for SOLVE Resources & Guidance 

  • I recognize the importance of valuing and following the guidance of SOLVE staff to foster a positive and well-organized atmosphere at events I host through SOLVE. 

  • I will be transparent regarding what I plan to do with SOLVE supplies and resources. 

  • I will secure a permit or obtain permission before hosting an event and work with SOLVE as needed for support with this process.  

  • I will enter results and upload liability waivers in the Partner Portal within 7-days following an event unless an alternative agreement is discussed with SOLVE staff.   

2. Respect for Non-Partisanship: 

  • I understand the necessity of refraining from expressing or promoting personal political beliefs, candidates, or causes during SOLVE events to maintain a non-partisan environment. 

  • I will not allow the sale or distribution of political or partisan materials, campaign literature, or merchandise to volunteers at my events. 

3. Safety Prioritization: 

  • I acknowledge that communicating the safety guidelines to volunteers at the start of each event is mandatory. 

  • I will promptly report any safety concerns to SOLVE via the incident report located in the Partner Portal, by email, or by phone depending on the level of urgency.  

  • I will not administer first aid or medical support in a safety or medical incident in which I do not have current certification, training, or comfort in administering and understand my decision to do so is not required by SOLVE. 

4. Respect for Fellow Volunteers: 

  • I understand that mutual respect among volunteers is crucial for a collaborative and inclusive atmosphere. 

  • I will avoid behaviors and words that may disrupt the positive experience for my fellow volunteers such as the use of profanity, racial or ethnic slurs, physical force, threats, or intimidation. 

  • I will be respectful of all people regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. 

5. Respect for the Community:  

  • I will communicate to volunteers the importance of leaving items untouched that may be someone’s personal belongings.  

  • I will treat people experiencing homelessness with dignity and maintain a respectful distance from active or abandoned homeless campsites. 

6. Environmental Stewardship: 

  • I will minimize ecological impact, practice proper waste disposal, and respect natural habitats. 

  • I will actively participate in efforts to enhance and preserve the environment. 

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