SOLVE is calling on volunteers from across the state to join together tomorrow to clean up the coast. Thousands are expected to clear the entire Oregon coast of litter and marine debris washed in from wintertorms. This inclusive event welcomes families, schools, business groups, and volunteers of all ages to clean up Oregon's public beaches.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has declared March “SOLVE Month.” Last year, over 3,000 SOLVE volunteers removed more than 15,000 pounds of trash from Oregon’s beaches. Volunteers found everything from micro-plastics to golf clubs at they combed through coastal sites such as Yaquina Bay, Agate Beach, and Netarts Bay.
SOLVE reaches its 50-year anniversary, Governor Brown's declaration serves as acknowledgement of the hard work of hundreds of thousands of volunteers over the years that have removed tons of litter, marine debris, and invasive species from Oregon’s special places. There is still time to register at one of 45 beach cleanup locations from Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria to Harris Beach in Brookings. For more information and to explore a list of clickable cleanup sites, go to www.solveoregon.org