Many thanks to the 34 people who picked up roughly 150 lbs of trash leftover from the 4th of July Holiday weekend at Newport area beaches! This effort was a part of a larger pilot 5th of July Cleanup event throughout Lincoln County.
A very special thank you to our awesome Beach Captains–Lisa, Bill, Cathey, and John and Susan–that led cleanups at Otter Rock, Beverly Beach, Nye Beach, and Agate Beach! Also, we greatly appreciate the donated waste hauling services provided by Thompson’s Sanitary Service and North Lincoln Sanitary Service!
Barrels hand painted by local classrooms and bunessiness were also a great success. Not only did they represent public art on the beach, they helped prevent the massive influx of trash generated by holiday celebrations from becoming marine debris by providing more opportunities to appropriately dispose of trash. The barrels will be on the beach from July 1st – 7th.