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Join Thousands of Volunteers for the SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup on March 22nd!

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Hey Oregonians- are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to kick off your spring break? You can join thousands of other Oregonians from across the state to celebrate nearly three decades of spring beach cleanups on Saturday, March 22nd from 10am to 1pm. Since 1986, this home-grown tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities for present and future generations. SOLVE encourages volunteers of all ages to join in the effort of clearing the entire Oregon Coast of debris that has been washed ashore by winter storms.

Last spring, more than 4,100 volunteers removed an estimated 54,937 pounds of trash off the coast, including 7,500 pounds of recycled materials. Help us continue this tradition by volunteering this year at your favorite coastal area to keep our beaches as beautiful as possible.

“Even the smallest bits of trash on our beaches and waterways can be harmful,” said Joy Irby, SOLVE Program Coordinator.

Discarded items, like cigarette butts and tiny bits of plastic flow into our rivers and streams to the Pacific Ocean where they can be toxic to marine life. “By helping to remove litter, you are taking an active role in minimizing this threat and giving back to Oregon’s beaches,” added Irby.

Registration is now open! Visit solveoregon.org to sign up online and view a map of check-in sites, or call SOLVE at (503) 844-9571 x332. Together, we can Love it. Own it. SOLVE it!

The Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup is made possible by Coordinating Sponsors – Oregon Parks & Recreation Department and Local Coast Garbage and Recycling Haulers; Legacy Sponsors – Chevron, Fred Meyer, Oregon Department of Transportation and The Standard; Major Sponsor – Northwest Natural, The Ocean Foundation Coastal CODE in partnership with Alaskan Brewing; Site Sponsor – City of Yachats.

About SOLVE

SOLVE is a statewide nonprofit organization that brings people together to improve the environment and build a legacy of stewardship. Over four decades, the organization has grown from a small, grassroots group to a national model for volunteer environmental action. Today, SOLVE mobilizes and trains tens of thousands of volunteers across Oregon to clean up beaches and rivers, and restore watersheds. Visit www.solveoregon.org for more information.

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