2022 SPRING CLEANUP WITH TILL AIR MUSEUM

Let’s clean up for the future! Join SOLVE and Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS for the Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 10 am to 1 pm. Meet at Netarts Bay Boat Ramp (2065 Netarts Boat Basin Road, Netarts, OR) at 10 am to join.

This year, Tillamook Air Museum is joining the fun and offering free museum passes to anyone returning with a bag of trash to our check-in location! Lend a hand to clean up for the future this Earth Day, and earn a free pass to learn about the past.

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS has been a captain for our local cleanup with several great partners including Tillamook County Parks Department, Netarts-Oceanside Fire District, and Oregon State Parks for over a decade. Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS members and our partners have been working with SOLVE to host cleanups in the area from Cape Lookout to Cape Meares to Bay Ocean for over a decade. Join us this year to help continue this long legacy of stewardship for our bay and ocean.

This beach cleanup is family-friendly! Whether you are up for getting muddy, hiking to more remote spots, or looking to share your love for our coast and the value of volunteering with your family – we have a spot for you! We recommend bringing a bucket, work gloves, and gear to keep you comfortable outdoors. If needed, bags and gloves are available free of charge to all volunteers.

Remember our ocean shores can be dangerous. Avoid logs in the water. Keep your distance from marine mammals, and never turn your back on the ocean! If you find any hazardous material, please alert your Beach Captain. Bring a buddy, stay safe and have fun!

WEBS and Partners hope to see you in Netarts but if that is too far away, remember SOLVE supports numerous check-in sites across the state. Volunteers are encouraged to register at their favorite beach or riverside location by visiting solveoregon.org.

The Friends of Netarts WEBS Facebook event link for this beach cleanup is here: https://fb.me/e/284U2Gu0S - help us spread the word to friends and family!

When: Saturday, April 23, 2022, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Advanced Registration Recommended: Pre-registration will speed up event check-in! You can register

here ahead of time to guarantee your spot.

Meeting Location: Meet at the Netarts Bay Boat Launch. From the junction of Hwy 6 and 101 travel ~ 6 miles south on Netarts Hwy to Netarts Bay Rd. Boat Launch at the parking lot.

What to Bring: You are encouraged to bring your own reusable bucket/bag, gloves, and water bottle to

help reduce plastic waste. If you happen to forget, SOLVE will provide bags and gloves.

If you bring personal belongings please bring a backpack so you can pick up trash hands-free. Dress for the weather, wear closed-toed shoes, and long pants. Be prepared for the variable Oregon coast weather. Also bring your cell phone, and a filled reusable water bottle.

What's Provided: SOLVE will provide all instruction, disposal, recycled trash bags, and disposable work gloves.

Parking/Getting There: Parking is available in the area.

Bathrooms: There will public restrooms at the staging location for this event.

Accessibility: This event will take place mostly on sandy beaches with some opportunities in rocky areas.

Youth Volunteers: This event welcomes chaperoned youth of all ages, and unchaperoned youth 16 and older.

WEBS and partners are hosting this event as part of the Explore Nature series of hikes, walks, paddles and outdoor adventures. Led by a consortium of volunteer community and non-profit organizations, these meaningful nature-based experiences highlight the unique beauty of Tillamook County and the work being done to preserve and conserve the area’s natural resources and natural resource-based economy. Learn more about Explore Nature at www.explorenaturetillamookcoast.com.

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS (Watershed, Estuary, Beach and Sea) is non-profit organization dedication to sustaining the Netarts Bay area through education and stewardship. Stay connected with WEBS via Facebook, Eventbrite, and through our website at www.netartsbaywebs.org.

 

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