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Fall Oregon Coast Cleanup a Huge Success!
Oregon Coast Notes - News
SOLVThe 25th Anniversary Fall Beach Cleanup a Huge Success! The entire Oregon coast, over 362 miles, was cleaned of debris that had accumulated since last spring. Volunteers removed an estimated 54,460 pounds of trash from Oregon’s beaches.
“Today citizens from across the state demonstrated their commitment to maintaining a clean and healthy environment by turning out to keep the Oregon coastline pristine” said SOLV Program Coordinator, Diana Bartlett. “Oregonians should feel proud of their efforts over the past 25 years to preserve our incredible public beaches for future generations.”

In the north at Fort Stevens State Park, the sun broke through the morning clouds and coordinators saw one of the largest volunteer turnouts ever for this event. Among the many interesting items found Saturday were a car bumper, a pacifier, a box of baby wipes, an unopened package of hotdogs that expired last year, a small refrigerator, a life vest, and over 125 shoes and flip flops. Volunteers reported finding an unusual number of homeless camps on the beach. At Beverly Beach State Park near Newport, four goats joined volunteers to help keep the coastline clean.

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