Saturday September 19th was a banner day at the coast and we had a bunch of really amazing volunteers come out to help clean our beaches. I want to thank everyone for their time and effort. The theme I heard from the volunteers and beach captains is that the beaches were relatively clean. Some volunteers might get disheartened at this, but I see it as a sign of hope. We want our beaches clean. Wouldn’t you rather spend time walking on a clean beach rather than picking up debris every few steps? That’s what I thought. 😉 Link to photos below.
Mark Forbes, Greg Krutzikowsky, and Vince Pappalardo collected 14 bags of debris in 3 hours on the 2 miles of highway that Surfrider and the Oregon Hang Gliders Association have adopted at Moolack Beach. There will be another Highway cleanup in December or January if the weather is good. For future cleanups we are looking to get 2 to 4 more people to participate to make the cleanup go faster. Please consider coming out for the next Highway Cleanup when it is announced.