SOLVE Spring Beach Clean-up

Make a Difference for the Oregon Coast!Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 10AM – 1PM
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!

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. This is a family friendly event and SOLVE invites all Oregonians to participate.

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!

There are 45 cleanup sites scattered along the coast, from Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria to Harris Beach in Brookings. Pick your favorite beach, including the lovely seven mile stretch in Manzanita!
For information on cleanup sites or to learn more about volunteering, visit SOLVE

Dan Haag
Born and raised in the great white north of Minnesota, Dan Haag felt the pull of the north Oregon Coast in the early 90s. Finding that rain never needed to be shoveled, he married an Oregon girl and settled in Manzanita, where he works as director of the Manzanita Visitors Center. He is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of state and national publications. He spends his free time wandering the area’s many trails, supporting the Oregon wine and beer industry, perusing coastal bookstores, and chasing his black Labrador, Lilo, along the beach.