The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation staffed five sites for the SOLVE Spring Cleanup on April 23, and more than a thousand pounds of debris was picked up along local beaches by the volunteers helping out with the effort.
Results for each of the Surfrider sites are as follows:
• Beverly Beach — 74 adult and 14 youth volunteers collected 275 pounds of debris;
• Otter Rock — 36 adult and two youth volunteers collected 170 pounds of debris;
• Yaquina Bay — 12 adult and two youth volunteers collected 40 pounds of debris;
• Nye Beach — 50 adult and 18 youth volunteers collected 130 pounds of debris;
• Agate Beach — 59 adult and three youth volunteers collected 430 pounds of debris;
• In total, 231 adult and 39 youth volunteers collected 1,045 pounds of debris in three hours at five beaches.
Surfrider gave a special thanks to its beach captains for their hard work setting up and equipping all the volunteers to get out there to keep the waterways and ocean healthy for both wildlife and people. They also expressed appreciation to Thompson’s Sanitary Service and North Lincoln Sanitary Service for donating their waste hauling services for this event.