2019's Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup, presented by AAA was a great success. A huge thanks goes out to the volunteers, partners and sponsors!
Take Care of the Oregon Coast
Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers on Saturday, March 28, 2020 as we clean up litter and marine debris from the entire Oregon coast! Since 1986, this home-grown tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities. This is a family-friendly event and SOLVE invites all Oregonians to participate. Online registration will open in February 2020.
Choose from one of 45 beach cleanup sites from Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria to Harris Beach in Brookings. Pick your favorite beach or head somewhere new! Contact SOLVE (971) 346-2703 or the Project Leader if you have any site-specific questions.
Local Solutions to a Global Problem
Did you know that an estimated eight million tons of plastic enter the global ocean every year, impacting nearly 600 species of marine animals? Even the smallest bits of trash can be harmful. Cigarette butts, tiny pieces of plastic, and Styrofoam flow into storm drains, then directly to our streams, rivers, and ocean, where they look like food to many animals. Over the past decade, SOLVE volunteers have kept more than 4,000 tons of debris from entering Oregon waterways and the Pacific Ocean. Join us to help fight plastic pollution locally!
Pre-production plastic pellets (nurdles) and fish eggs look similar to hungry marine life.
Clean Swell Data Collection App
Become a litter scientist! 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.
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 to learn more.
Contact Program Coordinator, email Jon Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (971) 346-2703 or see our frequently asked questions and answers below.