SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup

Presented by the Oregon Lottery | September 24, 2016

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by July 1st!

Become a 2016 Project Leader!

Do you see a need in your community? Are you interested in leading volunteers in a local litter cleanup or restoration project? 

SOLVE is now accepting project applications for the 33rd Annual Beach & Riverside Cleanup on September 24, part of National Public Lands Day and the International Coastal Cleanup. Join this statewide Oregon tradition by leading a volunteer project in your community and help keep your local park, waterway, or neighborhood clean and healthy.

Apply here by July 1st.

The SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup supports cleanup and restoration projects that engage volunteers in Oregon and involve one of the following:

  • Litter and marine debris removal
  • Invasive, non-native plant removal
  • Native tree and shrub planting
  • Maintenance and monitoring

SOLVE support includes free project supplies, statewide event promotion, volunteer recruitment assistance, small grants, liability waivers, and more. Click here for more information regarding SOLVE support and leader responsibilities.

Please contact Joy Irby at or 503-844-9571 x317 if you have any questions or would like to discuss a project idea.   



Volunteer registration opens July 25!

Join your friends and neighbors on September 24 as we clean up Oregon's rivers, beaches, parks and neighborhoods. There will be over 100 volunteer-led projects across the state for you to choose from, including 45 beach cleanup sites coastwide. Projects will include litter and marine debris cleanup, invasive plant removal, and native tree and shrub planting. If you have questions before registration opens, please contact Kaleen Boyle at or 503-844-9571 x332.


Trash Free Seas: Every Piece, Every Person

The SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup is part of an annual world-wide effort to keep our beaches and waterways clean and healthy and reduce the impacts of litter on marine life. In 2015, the Ocean Conservancy's 29th annual International Coastal Cleanup mobilized over 560,000 volunteers in 91 countries to collect more than 16 millions pounds of trash along beaches and inland waterways. See the resulting Trash Index. Register to volunteer at a site near you on September 24 and join the world's largest effort for our oceans!


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Joy Irby
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Are you a Project Leader or Beach Captain?
These links include the resources you need to develop a successful project!


Are you a Volunteer/Business Group?
These resources will help you plan for the event.


Need Community Service Hours?
Bring the following forms to the event.



SOLVE Marine Debris Infographic
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2015 Beach & Riverside Cleanup 
Final Report

Beach and Riverside Cleanup Sponsors

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