Enjoy the coast and make a difference!
Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers on March 24 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. There is no cost to participate, all supplies are provided and no previous experience is needed. This is a family-friendly event and SOLVE invites all Oregonians to participate.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 — 10AM — 1PM
Sign up for your favorite beach at solveoregon.org.
Want to see all your choices? Check out our interactive site map here: solveoregon.org/volunteer-sbcu
Want to bring a group? See all our group leader resources here: solveoregon.org/sbcu-volunteer-group-guide
Are you a AAA member? See the following link for a list of businesses offering discounts to SOLVE volunteers on the day of the event. Make sure to show them your AAA card!
Why it matters:
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. We need your help to turn the tide on trash again this Spring!
More Fun Facts and tips:
You can be a litter scientist! Download the Clean Swell Data Collection App and help us track litter data during SOLVE litter cleanup events or grab a paper data sheet to participate on the day!
We'll also be hosting a photo contest on the day! Upload your images using the #solvethistogether for your chance to win!
BYO-Bucket! Help us reduce plastics used at the event by bringing your own bucket to collect debris from the beach.
Help us spread the word! Share this event and invite your friends so that everyone can play a part in supporting Oregon's Coast on 3/24!