RISING APPALACHIA TEAMS UP WITH BELOVED FESTIVAL AND CLEAN OCEANS INTERNATIONAL FOR NEWPORT COASTAL CLEANUP ACTION DAY – THURSDAY, AUGUST 11TH
NEWPORT, OR – On Thursday, August 11th, Folk/World troubadours Rising Appalachia will be bringing together a day of environmental action aimed at reducing the amount of debris (plastic and otherwise) found across a stretch of Lincoln County’s coastline. The band, who is well known for their role as activists, will be working in collaboration with Beloved Festival and Clean Oceans International and have teamed up with the Oregon State Parks System to provide a volunteer opportunity to monitor and remove trash as well as study micro-debris accumulation.
The cleanup will take place at South Beach State Park and is located about half an hour away from the Beloved Festival grounds where Rising Appalachia is set to perform later in the weekend. The day of direct action was organized with the intention of positively impacting the local coastal ecosystem while providing public awareness and education of plastic use and pollution.
Check-in is at 9:30am in parking lot of South Beach State Park.
Bags, gloves, and snacks will be provided for volunteers.
Closed toed shoes are recommended.
Coffee is being donated by Espresso 101 of Waldport, OR.
A pot luck style lunch will be offered. (Participants are asked to bring their own reusable eating/drinking utensils)
Clean Oceans International is a 501c3 non-profit organization based out of Santa Cruz, CA, who works to reduce plastic pollution in the Ocean and on the Coastlines. Efforts center around education and practical solutions that empower positive change. With innovative technology, such as Plastic to Fuel, that is suitable for small island communities, COI strives to bring us all together for a future of reduced plastic pollution. For more information on Clean Oceans International click here: http://cleanoceansinternational.org/