In 1984, Oregon became the first location in the world to host a coast-wide volunteer beach clean-up.
Now 33 years later, this clean-up model continues, and most importantly, has spread across the nation and to nearly 100 countries.
You can do your part to help keep the magical Cannon Beach coastline pristine by pitching in during the Spring Beach Clean-up sponsored by SOLVE on April 1.
It’s the second weekend of spring break for many Oregon school kids, and a great way to get them involved in community service. There’s no age minimum and you can even bring your dog along–on a leash.
Volunteers are encouraged to register in advance and meet at Cannon Beach City Hall starting at 9:00am, before being dispatched to help clean up the beaches from Ecola Park to the Tolovana Wayside, and as far south as Arch Cape.
SOLVE will provide bags and gloves, but would prefer volunteers bring their own reusable garden gloves. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own reusable bucket/bag and reusable water bottles to help reduce plastic waste.
Volunteers can also use an old colander or kitty litter scoop to sift the sand for tiny bits of plastics and cigarette butts, both of which are extremely harmful to shorebirds and marine life.
Over the past three decades more than 126,000 Beach & Riverside Cleanup volunteers have removed 820 tons of litter from Oregon’s beaches, neighborhoods, parks and waterways.
Guests of Tolovana Inn who volunteer for the Solve clean-up will be eligible for a weekend discount. Ask about the special pricing when you call for reservations.
Tolovana Inn appreciates the efforts of all SOLVE volunteers, especially the efforts of Cannon Beach clean-up coordinator and local resident, Jenee Pearce-Mushen. Hauling, disposal and recycling services donated by Recology Western Oregon.