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Lincoln County Unites to Keep Beaches Clean during the Fourth of July Holiday

Beaches are forever rally!

Organizations including local and County government, waste haulers, nonprofits, community groups, and Oregon Parks and Recreation collaborate to protect local beaches

Lincoln County, OR – The Fourth of July holiday represents the most significant single-day contribution of litter and marine debris on Oregon’s beaches – often with increased litter and debris in the days leading up to and following the holiday. Debris from fireworks and holiday celebrations poses significant ingestion and entanglement risks for marine life. That’s why several partners including local and county government, waste haulers, environmental nonprofits, community groups, and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department have teamed up to host a series of Fifth of July Cleanups throughout Lincoln County. 

The group will host more than a dozen cleanups on July 5th. Most of the cleanups will take place from 11 am to 1 pm. Visit https://x.gldn.io/Surfrider_Newport_Oregon to find a cleanup near you. 

“Even though fireworks are not allowed on Oregon beaches, every year our beaches are littered with fireworks shells and other trash generated by holiday celebrations,” said Bri Goodwin with Surfrider Foundation. “Until folks stop littering, we will continue to rely on volunteers to clean our beaches before the trash gets washed to sea or ingested by wildlife.”

Volunteers are asked to bring their own buckets and gloves, but supplies will be provided for those that do not have their own. 

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