SEA Quarterly Beach Cleanups

WHAT– SEA is continuing a quarterly beach cleanup program first launched in March of 2018.  Partnering with SOLVE, Washed Ashore, CoastWatch, Surfrider, and Oregon Parks & Recreation Department’s Bullards Beach Management Unit and Cape Blanco Management Unit – and getting excellent volunteer participation – SEA’s beach cleanups have proven to be highly successful.  And SEA cleanups are open to members and non-members alike.  It’s a fun way to get together with other beach enthusiasts and do a good deed for the community, the beaches, and the wildlife that depends on a healthy ocean ecosystem to thrive.  Please join us!

WHERE– Depending on the number of volunteers that sign up, cleanups will generally take place on multiple Bandon-area beaches at the same time from around Cape Blanco State Park to the south and Seven Devils State Recreation Site to the north.

WHEN– The schedule for 2019 is as follows and is subject to last-minute change due to adverse weather and tidal conditions:

Volunteers will meet at the beach access parking lot on the south side of Cape Blanco. To get there, take Cape Blanco Road off Hwy 101. Follow the road for a few miles and turn left at the “Campground” sign about a half-mile before the lighthouse. Drive through the campground until you see a small brown sign on the right hand side of the road that says “Beach”. Turn left and head down the hill about a half-mile to the parking lot just above the beach. Meet at 9am. Please do NOT just show up; sign up in advanceso we know how many to expect and can communicate any changes in schedule with you!
Washed Ashore will provide bags for collecting debris, and will haul all the trash back to our facility. Please dress warmly, wear hiking boots or footwear suitable for the terrain, and bring your own gloves if you want them.

March 23rd at 10:00 am (in conjunction with SOLVE’s Spring Beach Cleanup)

June 8that 10:00 am

September 21stat 10:00 am (in conjunction with SOLVE’s Beach & Riverside Cleanup)

December 14that 9:00 am

WHO– For the latest information and to sign up, please contact SEA’s Beach Cleanup Coordinator, Bruce Williams, or Co-Coordinator, Nancy Bailey, at 541-329-2359, or by email at or

SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup

Join SOLVE for a day at the beach on March 23rd, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, in partnership with AAA, as we celebrate over three decades of spring beach cleanups along the entire Oregon coast!

Since 1986, this home-grown tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities for present and future generations.

This is a family friendly event and SOLVE invites all Oregonians to participate. Head to your favorite beach or explore somewhere new at one of 45 check in sites from Astoria to Brookings. Bags and gloves are provided. Help make the event more sustainable by bringing your own bucket and/or sturdy gloves, and don’t forget your reusable water bottle!

Volunteer: Registration for our 45 different project site locations begins on February 5th, 2019. For any questions please email or call Larissa Gordon at / 503-844-9571 ext. 332.