In 1967, Governor Tom McCall made a profound impact on our state, passing Oregon’s landmark Beach Bill and placing our beaches under public ownership. Despite the protections created by this bill, Oregon’s coast and natural areas continue to face threats from diminishing wildlife habitat, invasive plants, and litter, which flows downstream to rivers and out to the ocean.

Join an Oregon tradition on Saturday, September 23 by volunteering at the local cleanup project in Bandon during SOLVE’s Beach & Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon lottery! This event is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while supporting the health of our public beaches, cleaning up litter from source to sea!


Sign up for these local projects at

To register and view a list of project sites, visit or call 503-844-9571 ext. 332 or 1-800-333-7658.

Questions? Contact SOLVE at 503-844-9571 ext. 332 or email us at 

Only you can ensure our beaches, rivers, and natural areas are kept clean and healthy. 

Coastal Wildlife Interpretive Programs

During SEA’s summer season, wildlife interpreters provide on-site education at Simpson Reef and Coquille Point or Face Rock on weekends. SEA wildlife interpreters are well informed about the area’s marine life, providing visitors with up close viewing of our fascinating wildlife through spotting scopes they have set up. They can also share information about the natural history of the region and a wide range of interesting places along the southern Oregon coast. Please go to our Visitor Information page for dates and times our viewing stations are openFuji EXR 178. Inter-tidal walks and presentations to school and civic groups are also offered with advance notice and by request. Over 22,000 visitor contacts each year keep our interpreters busy. Please contact our Wildlife Interpreter Coordinator or our office for additional information to help you make your visit to the Southern Oregon Coast a truly unique experience.