Annual Oregon Coast Cleanup & Awareness Day

Beachgoers carry buckets with them on their way to clean up the beach at Manzanita in 2018. – Photo by Brad Mosher

For the fourth consecutive year, Ocean Blue is celebrating the Annual Oregon Coast Cleanup & Awareness Day. This celebration cleanup was made official when Gov. Kate Brown signed the proclamation in 2017.

Participants will gather at the beach access at the end of Laneda Avenue in Manzanita at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. The event will go until 5 p.m.

This beach cleanup is focused on community-led effort to clean the beach before debris is carried out to our one world Ocean. Ocean Blue will provide everything volunteers will need except for a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. Please dress for the weather and bring your own reusable water bottle and gloves.

Ocean Blue is seeking help to remove as much debris from west and east coast beaches as possible. We encourage sorting of plastic, cans, glass bottles, and other debris that may end up in our beach collections at events. We like to recycle what we can and leave shells, sand, and woody debris at the beach since microorganisms may be on driftwood, etc.

This year, Ocean Blue Annual Corporate Member Halstead/Metroflor sponsors the event. Volunteerism is central to Halstead/Metroflor’s corporate culture and their Sustainability Council brings employee volunteer efforts to the beach

Volunteer beach cleanup solutions

Ocean Blue requests that volunteers bring reusable water bottles and gloves They are excited to supply volunteers and the Ocean Blue Project team with a sustainable solution and raise awareness about single use plastic and how it affects our ocean, beaches, and marine wildlife. Plastic pollution has economic costs and is a public health concern.

We can all be part of the solution. Pledge to pick up two pieces of litter every day. “If you stash the rubbish in small reusable bags and keep extra burlap bags in your car – you can collect a little or a lot all year round. Jobs fill our pockets and beach cleanup adventures fill our souls.”

Where: Manzanita Beach: meet up at the beach access at the end of Laneda Avenue

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Date: April 20, 2019

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