Get Involved! Ocean Blue Project Summer Volunteer Beach Cleanup Events

Plastic straws embedded in the nostrils of sea turtles. Polyester microfibers in the foodchain. It seems every day there is a news story about the devastation plastic pollution is causing in our oceans and seas and its impacts on sea-life as well as humankind. According to the "Foresight Future of the Sea" report, released this March from the UK Government Office for Science, 70% of marine litter is non-degradable plastic which is projected to increase threefold between 2015 and 2025. On April 11th, A sperm whale washed up on a beach in Spain with 64 pounds of plastic and waste in its stomach. The cause of death was an abdominal infection, called peritonitis - the whale could not digest the waste it had swallowed, causing its digestive system to rupture. 
It's overwhelming and often feels as if the average person cannot possibly do anything to make a change due to the massive amount of plastic ending up in our waters. However, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERNCE THIS SUMMER by joining one of the Ocean Blue Project Summer Volunteer Beach Cleanup Events listed here:
4.18.2018 - The Coho Oceanfront Lodge Lincoln City, OR
4.21.2018 - Nehalem Beach Annual Coast Cleanup Day Manzanita, OR
​4.22.2018 - Beverly Beach, Newport, OR

4.28.2018 - Bob Straub State Park  Pacific City, OR
4.29.2018 - Neskowin State Park Neskowin, OR
5.05.2018 - Roads End State Recreation  Lincoln City, OR
5.06.2018 - Gleneden Beach Lincoln City, OR
6.08.2018 - Nye Beach - World Ocean Day Beach Cleanup Newport, OR
​6.09.2018 - Nye Beach - Oregon Ocean Day Newport, OR
6.10.2018 - Nye Beach - Walk on the beach Newport, OR
Ocean Blue Project was founded in Newport, Oregon in 2012 and is organizing ongoing Volunteer Beach Cleanup Events here in Oregon and also in Washington, California, Texas and Florida throughout the summer.
Click here for Ocean Blue Project's Blog.
Click here for a list of Nationwide Cleanup Events.
Click here to find out more about Ocean Blue Project and their mission.