Coastal Cleanup — Clean Oceans International and Rising Appalachia

August 11th — 9:30am, South Beach State Park @ South Jetty

Join Clean Oceans International and Rising Appalachia for a first time, free Coastal Cleanup!

We’re fired up to bring together a day of action, in collaboration with the Beloved festival (, to reduce the amount of debris (plastic and otherwise) from a piece of the Oregon Coastline. Rising Appalachia and Clean Oceans International have teamed up with the Oregon State Parks System to provide a volunteer opportunity to monitor and remove trash as well as study micro-debris accumulation!

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Netarts Spit Rapid Response — 2500lbs collected

Nine people including the park ranger participated in this event that collected 2500 lbs of debris.  Two trucks and one ATV ferried participants 6 miles from Cape Lookout Campground to the tip of Netarts Spit.  The cleanup crew consisted of Pete Snell (Event Host), Ryan Parker (Park Ranger), Garry Link (Pacific City resident and expert beach driver), Shannon, Bronson, Audrey, and Tony Gaine (Awesome family that walked about 4 miles of beach digging and collecting heavy debris), John Morris (dedicated beach rover from Nehalem), Leo Newberg (Newport Chapter Chair and expert dead lifter), and Vince Pappalardo (Newport Chapter Volunteer Coordinator).