As we move into the fall and winter months, increasing amounts of marine debris move onto our beloved beaches and shoreline. Accumulations of debris have been reported in a couple of remote areas by State Parks beach rangers, and the Oregon Marine Debris Team partners are springing into action this weekend to help remove this debris with rapid response cleanups. Capturing and removing debris in these areas, before the winter storms and high water events drag it back off into the ocean, is one of the most effective ways we can prevent debris from continuing to pose threats to wildlife or be deposited again on another coastline. Cleanups in Tillamook, Lincoln and Lane Counties will be happening at the below locations and times. Read on for more details and to get involved!
Jump-off-Joe Beach Fire Cleanup, Newport
Sat. Nov. 2, 10am-1pm
Meet at Jump-off-Joe access point, at 11th and Coast St. in Newport. Only a handful of dedicated volunteers are needed for this cleanup. Hosted by the Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation and the Oregon Coast Community College Student Government, supplies provided, but bring a bucket and gloves if you have them.
Cape Lookout/Netarts Spit Cleanup
Sat. Nov. 2, 8:30-11:30am
Meet at Cape Lookout Day Use area to be transported back and forth to the site for beach cleanup. Please bring gloves and dress for weather (it will likely be rainy, but we’re Oregonians!). This is a high debris area that requires a lot of walking and aggregating debris for vehicle transport by OPRD. Hosted by CoastWatch and OPRD, please contact [email protected] for more details/questions.
Tahkenitch/Siltcoos Beach Cleanup
Sunday Nov. 3rd, 2pm-5pm
Meet at the Waxmyrtle Campground gate. Approx. 8 miles south of Florence, turn west for Siltcoos Recreation Area. Follow road over first bridge and turn left for second bridge crossing, park immediately at campground entrance to be shuttled to and from the beach. Dress for weather, bring gloves, other supplies, snacks and water provided. Hosted by the Siuslaw Chapter of Surfrider Foundation and OPRD, contact [email protected] for more info./questions.