Tuesday, March 15, 2005

SOLV's Great Oregon Spring Beach Cleanup


I am going to the "Great Oregon Spring Beach Cleanup!" I urge you to do so as well! I got some information from the SOLV website to try and convince everyone to go. EVERYONE!

Hey, everyone is doing it!

The first Beach Cleanup in the nation was held here in Oregon in 1984. Since then, annual beach cleanups have spread to every state in the Union, all US territories and more than 100 countries around the world. In 2003, 450,000 volunteers picked up over 7.6 million pounds of trash from 16,250 miles of coastline nationwide.

It is like a treasure hunt for garbage!

Among the many interesting items found on Oregon's beaches last year were a 10-foot section of a creosote-covered utility pole, an ax, a refrigerator door, a hot water heater, a recliner, a container of oily liquid, and lots of rope, fishing nets, plastic, Styrofoam, and tires.

It is cool, and by cool I mean safe!

In the 20 years that the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department has worked with SOLV on the Beach Cleanup, there have been no serious injuries. Just remember that you need to bring your gloves!

What is holding you back? You don't want to be totaly awesome to the extreme?

Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2005, for the annual Spring Beach Cleanup. Click on Zone Map at right. Select a registration site and show up there at 10 a.m. Groups of 20 or more should contact the appropriate Zone Captain in advance.

Come on guys! Jump on the Bandwagon!

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