Thousands of Oregonians from across the state are coming together on Saturday, September 24 for the SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon Lottery. SOLVE invites volunteers of all ages to get outside, join their neighbors, and make our waterways clean and safe.
What: The Beach & Riverside Cleanup is a 33-year old tradition in Oregon. Volunteers will remove invasive plants, restore natural areas, and clean hundreds of miles of beaches, rivers, parks, and neighborhoods.
Who: SOLVE and presenting sponsor the Oregon Lottery, along with over 5,000 Oregonians. This event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup and National Public Lands Day.
When: Saturday, September 24 from 10 am to 1 pm (times may vary by site).
How: Volunteer at more than 100 projects, including 46 beach cleanups along the coast. Visit solveoregon.org or call 503-844-9571 x332 to sign up.
Why: From the headwaters of the Willamette River to the Oregon coast, water connects us all. But, our waterways and natural areas are facing serious threats from litter that flows downstream to our rivers and out to the ocean.
More volunteers are needed for cleanup events up and down the coast in Lincoln County. To sign up or learn more go to the solve website posted below.
The Beach & Riverside Cleanup is made possible by: Presenting Sponsor the Oregon Lottery; Legacy Sponsor – Metro; Major Sponsors – Clean Water Services, Fred Meyer, Pacific Power, and Wells Fargo; Coordinating Sponsors – Local Coast Haulers and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department; Media Sponsors – K103fm, and KOIN 6; Supporting Sponsors – Chevron and Skanska; Community Sponsor – NW Natural.
SOLVE is a statewide nonprofit organization that brings people together to improve our 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 solveoregon.org for more information.